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NATChITOCHlS P0 IST,
,º'TEED A'T 'FIIE ATCHITOCIIES I'OST
O(kICEI AS SECOND-CLASS MA''TTR.
PELT 'LISD) IVEIY FRIDAI)AV MOIfl.IX
H. L. BRIAN, . . Edit~r.
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FRIDAY, August 12, 1898.
Official Salaries in Texas and
Texas has a population of 2,245.
593 by census of 1890. She his
228 counties and an IIar,' of 167,
885,600 acres, being the largest
state in the union.
Texas pays tIh, (Governor n4,00)
a year, the Secretary of State
$2,000. the Treasurer $2,500, the
Attorney General $2,000, the Ad
jutant General $210(H., the chief
,Justice $3,500, and two Associate
Justibus $3,500, each.
Texas has also five courts of iap
peal, three jndges each, on salaries
tf $3,500 ; fifty-six district judgn s
at $2,500, and thirty-nine district
attorneys at $5(), waking a total
-dlaries of all the judges and dis
trict attorneys 217,5l00.
We have shown that, in Louisi
Idwa, under our remodeled consti
tntion, we pay for justice(() $229,
.5`S8, being $12,028 more than Tex
apays and $142,593 more than
Mlsisss:ppi, both states having
~.; fi r areas and populations than
S0- have, Texas doubling us in
poplation, and with an arrea
lagily six times greater than ours.
-Al our expenditures for the
; luass of service, appear to be
Sike lavish scale as compared
~overnor's private secreta
gets $2,200; in Texas he
'reGo aeror is given a porter
"t"se.nger at $1,000, while
gives her Goeruor. only a
f it 80.
remarkable that Texas,
a popuhtion double ours,
Ors almost six times great
Srsli uld, be -able to live
Siiial system that costs
;thn our system costs
i ;eta-e no explanation
e: .employ .o mapy
driet attorneys at to,
V.r 'orts are,; ile.
; - iu l: -.yste ,
tonhaf the pre -
rc he lae
u i ..
3rd District Candidate.
The Republicans of Calcasiou,
from all accounts, will support
Hon. Walter A. O'Niell for Con
gress, in the District Convention.
Nearly all the Parishes in the third
district will do the" same, but we
mention Calcasieu, simply because
it was the first. If the Republi
cans put him forward, he will
make the mercury boil in the po
litical tlhermometer. His oppo
nent will not sail to success under
a cool breeze, but will have to go
.tt a 1:14 gait to get to Washiuno
Mr. O'Niell is one of St. Mary's
young men, whose peculiar abili
ties fit him for atly place in the
service of the public interest. He
was the chosen leader of the com
bination against the administra
tion dempracy, during his term
in the Legislature during which
time the fact became generally
known that he was exactly the
right man in the right place. Eve
ry question that came before that
body, he and his following was
I there, and took an important part,
and much is the measure of good
to his credit, among which may
be mentioned among the most im
portant is the election of Samuel
D. McEnory to the United States
Senate. The republicans and ma
ny democrats too, of the Third
Congressional District would like
to honor him fo- his many good
acts to a seat in Congress.-Frank
We cheerfully join the Vindica
tor-News in testifying to the great
merit and sterllng integrity of the
Hon. Walter A. O'Neill of St.
Mary. For sixty (lays we watch
ed his course in the State Legisla
ture where he was the leader of
the Populist and Republican fcir
cos upon the floor of the House,
and during all those troublous
times when men's nerves .were
tense as violin strings, Walter
O'Neill was at his post, a cool' de
The 3rd District could do no bet
ter than send him to Congress.. He
is thoroughly identified with every
interest of that section of the State
and therefore representative of it.
He is capable and devoted torthese
interests, and so affable and liltral
as to get much support from those
who are not in his partioular
sphere of -politics.
Our registra of .voters pro
i ied 225 affidavits fo. segies&rn
tio tunder section 5 on his ap
pointients around the jlrish. He
bas taken a number in brs offee at
hV oirthouse, and will take a
nwuber more in this n;m'th. A
nmber of 'those wlho have takeni
advantage of section 5, had regis
tored last fall, but knowing that
the blank required under the new
law to be Iilled~vdtuj ti " uch more
4i ult thpthe one lshed last fall,
k~Pr ~t4reiDotagR of section 5,
weyWe wi~e, f4r we know
i:f the requirnements of the
:a-w Rit* l$y eunreed there
a etot40i men in Sthitkoches
pajrifrbth~bat *tJ ablb(ito regliter
xt. 'er, We seriously doubt
lu o'f (4 tlf publio sbool teach
i4 O ut a balk mi strict
tlaw o you
b.(e artilFtaatue· a.fse
,:% wbt atitr it will be
$ eltould. be lureto
of iths, at,-'
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~AV~ .~S f
Hon. A. Currie's Acceptance.
Appreciating the urgency of my
friends and their generous action
in presenting my name as a candi
date for ra:ilroad commissioner,
which I had decided to do in a for
meal way, permit me through the
medium of your valuable journal
to return to them and to you my
most grafeful acknowledgment of
their kindness and your friendly
words of commendation.
Shile many in North La. have
doubted the advisability of a com
mission law, especially at points
reached by its numerous water.
ways and conipetitivo lines of trans
portation, yet other points conm
plain of inequalities in traffic rates.
Hence I am certain that an ener
getic and impartial application of
the law must operate to the bene
fit of all concerned and remove all
cause for complaint. As time de
velops the usefulness and advanta
ges as well as any necessary exten
sion of the powers of the commis
sion, intelligent and comprehensive
recommendlations must be made to
the general assembly to beenforc
ed under statutory powers. As I
have had some experience in pub
lic affairs, and as I am not labor
ing under any of the disqualifica
tions named under the provisions
of the constitational article crea
ting the commission, or connected
with any corporation, firm or bu
siness that would in the least in
fluence anyone, I can bring to the
discharge of the duties and the
administration of the law a mind
entirely free from bias and aid to
the best of my ability in making
the measure equitable, useful and
popular to the people.
Kindly soliciting the suffrage of
the Democratic voters of the twen
ty-seven parishes comprising the
third railroad commission district,
I am very truly and respectfully,
High Liquor License.
As stated before in these columns
the Police Jury fixed the parish
liquor license in Natchitoches par
ish at $2,000. We notice that the
Police Jury of Calcasieut parish
has fixed the retail liquor license at
the same thing---2,000,--and for
wholesale liquor dealers fixed the
parish license at $5,000.
It is the opinion of To*n Talk
that the Police Juries of Natchito
ches and Caleasieu have made a
mistake. and it won't take more
than a year for them to find it out.
Such a high license will put the
busitess of retailing liquor legiti
mately into the hands of a few
wealthy uien, and dozens of peo
ple will be selling liquor on the
sly. It will not decrease the sale
of liquor, but be the means of
hundreds of :infringments of the
law against retailing liquors with
out a license.
Such high licenses as that adopt.
ed by Natsbitabhes and Calcasieu
makes it postsible for a few to mo
nopolize the liquor business,,which
is contrary to Democratic princi
If the Poliee Jury of Rapides
decide to incr'aee the parish hliquor
license, we hope they will be rea
sonable, and lot try to work pro
hibition by high license, because
it will prove a failure.
We had prohibition all over Ra
pides for a time, and for a few
monthe it worked to perfeootion,
and then eert#in eitizen got to sel
ling without license toa.do so and
got rich at the expense of other
citisens who obeyed the law,.
The Police Jury of Rapides
should. :ina the interet of the peo
ple, try to ett as much as possible
out of.soch licenses. If they be
lieve that having the license at the
presenmt figurs-~0I0--tihe revenue
to ther p~rh ill be greatest, they
shoIt leave it at that figure. We
Ibtieve that shout two hundred
dpotii. would bring the largest rev
en ' to the parish, but :more than
tbit u.attm. wuld, dereas thei parish
reventaiewitho1t: decresaing the sale
of intoxioating liquors. ,I
[: The populists of Iexas have
paimhbated& ftzil State ticket from
a tti. Thii Gmineaes be Govern
r Barniett .ibbse; Lieakt. governor
.W. Igi.kpstrick ;Coiptroller
SCG. C(hambers; Treasairer, Bo ck
;Land iommissioner H. L.
Pub. ~d. V.. A. Col
hi.ro d cammismsioner J. J.
- wl~e t~lyot radr
Popullt Congressional Com
Of the 4th ion gressioiail Di)itrict,
is hereby callCed to meet at N:t chi
toch'es, I:i., on Saturday, A un-u t
20th, at 10 o'clock a. um., for the
purpo0e of naming the time and
place for the holdinmy of a nomina
ting convention, and other business.
The committee is follows:
At Large-D. H. Dillon, D. G.
Freeman, IH. L. Brian, A. W.
Stewart and G. M. Norris.
Red River-W. M. Hunter.
Rapides-N. V. Bush.
1)eSoto-J. -T. Webster.
%Webster-A. A. Miller.
Sabine--J. W. Nabors.
Natchitoches--Sno. W. Brown.
Grant--C. L. Purvis.
Winn-D. E. James.
Every member is urged to be
D. G. FREEMAN, Ch.,
Lake End, La.
J. W. W. BROWN, Sec.,
Hlades Full of'lrliem.
An editor died, and wended his
way to where he supposed a warnm
reception awaited him. The devil
met him at the threshold and said :
"For many years thou has borne
the blame for many errors that the
printers made in the paper. Your
paper has gone, also, for the dol
lar t.iat has often failed to come
in. Men have taken the paper,
never paying for it, and cursed
thee for not gettin, out a better
one, Thou has been called a doead
beat by the passenger conductor
when thou hast shown thy annual
pass to envious gaze. All these
thou hath borne in silence. Thou
canst not come in here. Heaven
is thy home," muttered the devil,
"and besides if we let himn in here
he would be continually stirring up
a racket by dunning his delinquent
subscribers, for sheol is chock full
The above was sent to Town
Talk by a lady. We do not know
the author of it, but we do know
that it in no way makes a point for
Town Talk because we have no de
linquent subscribers, It is pay in
advance or no paper with us.
Proceedings ot the Police Jury.
July 29th, 1898.
The Police Jury met pursuant
to adjournment with President Kile
in the chair and a quorum present.
By Mr. Dowden: That C. C.
Nash he allowed to remove the
gate above his house to the lower
end of his place. Lost.
Mr. Cloutier voting "no'" and
desiring to have his vote recorded.
The honorable body thereupon
adjourned as Police Jury to meet
as a board of reviewers.
The honorable body having ad
journed as au'olice Jury met pur
suant to such adjournment as a
board of review.
Request of N. O. Pacific Ry.
Co. to reduce their,., assessmenpt
from $2.50 to $1 per acre filed, andt
petition of R. J. Bowman, of Alex
andria, La., to reduce, his assess
By Mr. Raphael: That the re
quest of the New Orleans Pacific
R. I. Co. to reduce their assess
ment to $1 per acre be rejected.
By Mr. Weayer: .That the as
sessor's valuation of N. O. Pacitie
Co's. lnd av placdl on the assess
mont roll of 1898 be sustaine&l
Prtotest of New Orleans Pacific
R'y. Co. as to said assesment filed:
SBy Mr. Raphael: ,That the as
sessor's valuation of lands assessed
to R. J. Bowman, be sustained.
Protest of M. Hertzog as to his
By Mr. Raphiel: That the as
ressor's assessment for the year
189. of Mr. M. Hertzog, be sus
t4ined. Ado ed.
By Mr.. eaver: That the as
sessment of L. Chopin for the
year 1898 be placed at $11.500.
By Mr. Presley: That the as
sessor's valuatiob on Assessment of
Paulet for the year 1898 be sus
By Mr. Russell: That the As
sessor's valuation on assessment of
J' Aihaiud Prudhomme for the
year :i89lbe sustained. Adopted.
By Mr. Wiaver: ·That the as
seessment o:f Natchitoches & Red
River Validy R. Co,, be reduced
from $800 to 592500 on thd, assess
ment rolls thrthe year 1808.
The 4r011o being called resulted
in a vote of 4 'or: id 4. against.
ThereUpon the honorable body
Afdoined to 9 o'elock to-morrow
SJuly 30, 1898.
..t'4ire' raia ,ble e body met as a
rd ofrevi~i re .lusuast:, to
.a4jtubia t~ith )~r Kile in the
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Victoia LLnbSer Co,,
- MANUFACTURERS )OF-
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, TURNED
COLUMNS, MOULDINCS, BASE,
BRACKETS, CASTINGS, MANTELS,
CISTE1RNS, and all. kinds of special
interior finish, and Mill GWork.
Write for prices.
Spring Street. - - - SI1REiVLPORT. LA.
By Mr. Raphael: That the as
sessor's valuation as placed on the 1
assessment of J. P. Harrison, of
Fort Worth, for Ihe year !49, be
By Mr. Preeley: Be it ordain- i
ed that the assessment rolls as pre
pared and submitted by the asses
sor for the year ;1898, be and the
same are hereby ratified and adopt
ed and approved, with such special
amendments and reductions as
made by this body at this meeting.
On motion the body adjourned
as a board "of reviewers to assnim
bleras Police Jury.
The honorable body having ad
journed as a board of reviewers
immedialely convened as a Police
By Mr. Presley:
Sec. 1. Be it resolved, That
for the purpose of meeting current
and particular expenses of the par
ish of Natchitoehes for the year
1898 as per budget of expenses al
ready adopted ii tax of ten mills
on the dollar of the assessed value
of the property of the parish. is
hereby levied and distributed as
Sec. 9. That for the purposeof
maintaining the public schools pf
the parish for the fiscal year a tax
of two mills on the dollar is levied
on the assessments of 1898.
Sec. 3. 'That: for the purpose
of constructing, maintaining and
repairing the public bridges in the
parish, a tax of one mill on the
dollar be levied on the assessment
of 1898, and that three quarters of
said one mill levy he divided rata
bly among each of the 10 wards of
the parish, and that one quarter of
said millr levy be appropriated to
the Johnson Chute bridge.
Sec. 4. That for the purpose of
meeting the anijual payments due
for the courthduse a tax of one
mill is hereby leivied on the assess
ment of 1898, a:nd is hereby spe=
cially dedicated tio such purpose.
Sec. 5. That for the purplose of
:building a railway and free wagon
and foot bridge 'across Red River
at or near Grand Ecore as per or
dinance of this body heretofore
passed a tax of one mill on the dbl
lar is hereby levied on the assess
ment of 1898, and is hereby spe
cially dedicated -to such purpose.
Sec. 6. Thati for the purpose
of meeting the current expenses of,
the parish for the fiscal year a tax
of 5 mills on the3 dollar is hereby
levied on the assessment of: the
Sec: '7. Thatl tile collector of
parish taxes is hereby audlxwatd
and1 directed to proc',eed pith th.
c:)llectiton of 5,'id levie~s of tina.r
tandlt to enforce th e ,llection by all.
the inwts: anrd in the simnl' tutner
aknd in the sa;m thiae its p1inltted oiut
andt required for the c(lisction of
State taxes providied by the Ilaws
of this parish tand that ha shaIl
i'ty over to the proper offeers of
the school board all amnqunts colt
lected for the piblic schools at the
same time he ual;es the settlement
with the parish treasurer undter the
existing laws. Adoptesl.
By Mr.. Barbee : That an iron
bridge be crect(ed across ,Johnlsoln
Chute at. such place as may'b1) se
lected, and the following commit':
tee, Messrs. J. L. larlee, R. B.
Hollingsworth and G. W. Kile, is
hereby appointed to advertise for
bids., and to enter into a contract
with responsible parties for the
,building of such bridge and such
eominittee is directed tto require
solvent bond of the contrac;tor.
Sec:. . That to providie for the
payiint of such bridge one qu ar
teir of one mill on the dollar is
hereby specially dedicated to such
purpose to continue in force until
the bridge is paid for.
By M:r. Raphael: Be it ordain
ed that boas bte not allowed to run
at large in the 'following bou'nda
ries in the town of Campti: To
start fromn the head of lane leading
to Catholic Church between Misti
Casey's and Ned Owens! places,
thence across to Louis LeBrun,
thence to river front at Buckner':
Be it further ordained, That any
hogs caught in such preisribed
limits be dealt with as prescribed
by hog laws of the parish. Adopt
Report of claims committee read
Thereupon the honorahle body
adjourned to next regular session.
G. W. KILE,
S: H. HILL, President.
The State Central Committee of
the Peoples party of Louisiana is
hereby called to meet in Alexan
dria at 11 a. m. on Monday. 22nd
inst., for the purpose, of authori
sing a method of nominating can
didates for Railroad Commissioner
in the several districts of the State.
'All members are requested to at
tend in person or by their proxy.
" H. L. BRIAN, Chairman..
J. A. ThTTr. Secretary..