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Saturday, Ssptember 3, J. S. LEWIS, Editor and Proprietor. T0 ADVERTISERS. TRE WOODWLLE REPUnLiCA S the oldest nevspaper in the State; has a larger bona fide irculalion than any other .newspaper in this section; therefore '. is ibsen |nr N IM, ANNOUNCEMENT. FOR CONGRESS. ' IXTH CONGRESSIONAL DIST. W. F. IA)VE. ASTONISHED EUROPE. Circular note directed by the Foreign Office to the ambassa. dora of the powers at St. Petersburg, preens/rig a partial disarmament in urope and inviting a general confer- once to consider it, has excited great TIlE ISTi!MUS CANAL. A great I)ublic economm enter- l, rie, that has beeu hehl in abey- ance for years.by the force of a careless and at tlie same time an adverse public opinion--the buil- ding by the government of thc Nicaraugua Canaille-day finds few opponents anywhere in the country. The can'tl now seems to be as necessary to the proper dcvelpment of the commercc of the country as were the building of the trans-continental railroads to the settlement of the great northwest and to the vast coun- try south to the Mexican border. That the canal would bring the commerce of the Pacific States, vith Europe and the Atlantic States, and our Pacific and Atlan- tic naval forces eight or ten thou- sand miles closcr together, would be not the greatest part of its probable benefits. The immense trade possibilities of Pacific South American trade and the immeas- urably greater possibilities of com- mercial relations with the far East have within the last few months Impressed itself upon the public interest. The manifesto is eloquent men and the people of the coun- and true enough ; the only trouble is [ try as never before. attar it is not practicable without con iderable readjustment of territory.-- France cannot consent with abandoning Alsace and Loraine and therefore Ger. many will not reduce her army. Eng land cannot agree to any proposition might reduce her naval prepon- The United States is not oancerned one way or the other ; it is matter that mostly if not solely con- continental Europe. The Paris eepondent of the Daily (London) News says. "the greatest objection to tim circular is that suet a clever per- son as Count Muraveiff signs it." n. Chas. Scott, of Bolivar unty, and Mr. E. C. Wright, tor of the Vicksburg Dispatch, fought a duel four miles north of Vicksburg, on Tuesday. Two shots were exchanged withont se- rious result, though Mr. Wright i$ rported to have been slightly wounded. Mr. Scott demanded that the duel go on which was ae- to/ but before a third shot be fired the Vicksburg Chief Police appeared and stopped tho fight, The weapons used were calibre Smith & Wesson evof vm'a, distance fifteen paces. The duel originated from the stric- tures of the Dispatch upon Mr. Scott, as President of the Rosa- dale Bank, which recently failed, Mr. Scott assuming personally all the liabiht/es. The latter replied to the Dispatch iu a most denun- iatory article on Mr. Wright, in lain paper, the Bolivar Democrat. ff'right replied m kind and pre- sumably was challenged. Mr. $tt evaded arrest upon coming ,to Vicksburg and Mr. Wright, .though under arrest got away from the officers and proceeded to the -place of meeting. EDWARD McGEItEE COLLEGE begins its Thirty-seventh annual lession, Wednesday, Sept. 7th. Under the careful and able di- rection of its President, Miss this College is meog- ized far and near as one of the first and most desirable in the country for the education and training of girls. The course of study is thorough, all the surroundings of the conducive to the pri- vacy, comfort and health of its There arc few more and no more healthful place in the South than the which this institution Its many friends will to know that the next session promises to be one of the most prosperous that the College . has known. Miss ltayden, the former teach- 0 er of the Kindergarten, finding it ecessary to give up teaching for we,eat, her Iihtce will be Miss Antoinette Rickctts f Charleston, Ill., who COUleS most highly recomulended as a woman of fine character and as a teacher of successful experience. The people of this county can engage in no more worthy educa- tional work than in the support and upbuilding of this our own and only collegiate Institution. But the people best informed are suspicious of a "job" in the Nicaraugua canal business. Ex- Senator Warner Miller is at the head of the canal company at present. Ile has been trying to obtain the endorsement by the government of bonds issued by his company to build the canal or failing that to unload his fran- chise and material upon the gov- ernment at his own valu'ttion. No doubt Warner & Co. should be treated fairly, if they have any- thing valuable that the country wants, but if it can be done the public sentiment will demand that this country and Nicaraugua start with a clean slate. Judging from experience a new deal is the only thing that will prevent a swindle. In fact, but for the cer- tainty of such a result under ex- isting circumstances, opposition to the constructicm of the canal in Congress and by the people would not have been so pronounced, and it is likely that it would have been well under way by this time. ttowever, it s certain now that the canal will be built as ,noon as possible. With England com- manding the Suez and the United States the Nicaraugua canal, An- glo-saxons will dominate the great- est waterways of the world. COL. JONES S. ttAMILTON has retired from the Adjutant-Gene- ral's Office of the State with great credit to himself, lhs aid in the organization of the volunteers assembled at Jackson and his at- tention to their needs endeared him to the various commands. As a tribute of esteem he was pre- sented with a beautiful sword by one of the organizations. It is understood that the former Adj. Gem, tlenry, will resume the positron. POLICY OF EXPANSION ,,aiM___._ Minneapolis, Minn., August 15. George Go3dnow, consul general at Shanghai, China, in a private letter, discusses the expansion policy as follows : "We should hold the Philli,2pine Islands, the Caroline Islands and the Ladrone IMands, also Cuba and Por- to Rico. It does not matter whelher  call them war indemnity or not. We raced them in our business. You have no idea, and canoo have until you get out here where all nations are fighting for trade what an Intense jealousy there is of the United States. "Just n-w the continettal peoples seem more jealous of us than even of England. if we nre to have anything to say, we must have ffnav$,, and we must have coaling stations, 'Iat r.,eaus the San(twieh Istaods and the. l'hfliil)lnnes. To handle oar navy econo,nicallv and effectively we must buihl the Niearanguan Canal, and. in ,ny el)rot,in, w(: slnmld have a strip of land across Nicuraugna and braid "It is a big prog,'amtne, hut I think we have g)t to do it" El/gland con - I trols absolutely nee route to tile East ," by the Mc(Itcraucan anti Suez Ca- nal. Lel ns control the o.her route by the N]caraugua, and the.4nglo We respectfully suggest to Senator Ameneanl alliance rules the wo-hl. Cushman K. [)avis, Chairman of the 1 Not a continental nation wouh) dare Foreign Affairs Committee of the Sen- oppose us, for we couhl starve them -, and Peace Commissioner to Paris, lout. We are the peel)to , if wc take  it would accord more with the[ ur opportunities as they come. ' fitne of things not eternal if he tll,l Gov \\;[cLauren is reported to have gone to Chicamaugu and wilt go from TIlE PHILIPPINES It was evident from tile iirst that the reason Spain has been allowed to fool herself awhile longer as to the ultimate owner- ship of the Philippines wasbe- cause President McKinley (lid not know what or how much to de- mand as to them. A little retro- spection will make plain the prob- able result as to the archipelago. It will be rementbered that Mr. McKinley absolutely was driven by the people and their represen- tatives into this war. The starv- ing Cubans and the assassinated crew of the battleship Maine did not move him beyond the dish- water diplomacy exemplified by the most egregious diplomatlc fail- ure that ever was accredited by this eoffntry to any foreign gov- ernlnent in any capacity. Also, the Hannas opposed the war--it would hurt s!o:ks and trade--they did] not dream of the possibilities of I trusts and plunder that vould bet opened up At the tinle of the] protocol public opinion had not crystahzed nor has it yet though it favors more and more the az qulsition of Luzon, if not all of the islands The [tannas, for the reason mentioned it is hardly nee essary to say have changed front completely The prompt recognition of these facts by the President is exempli fied in the personnel of the Peace Commissioners he has appointed Secretary Day is moderato in his desire for territory in the Philip pines, but Senators Davis and Fry and Reid the editor of the New York Tribtmetheir appetites for foreign acquisitions have grown like Jonah's gourd or Jack's bean stalkahnost in a mght Judge White, the Democrat if he ac cepts may or may net agree, it makes no difference Drawing a conclusion frm all the facts as they exist at present we maline to the belief that this country will acquire the Philip- pines and establish a protectorate over them. Relieving them of the rule of the Spanish and the friars; restoring to the natives the lands taken from them oy the latter and rehevmg them of un- just taxes; allowing them also, such local government as they may be capable of conducting, with the supreme power in the rep- resentatives of this country. Of course this acquisition maynot be best. A naval and commercial station with proper trade provis- ions for the future is all we pos- sibly ca need. But we are not considering what would be best, but what is almost certain to oc- cur, whether it is best or not. EAVY INDICTMENT. A true btll within the knowledge of the majority of our readers. From Picayune Miss. Bureau. "The old capitol is dangerous, and leaks even to the ground floor." Four lmudred thousand dollars of "interest-bearing bonds have been issued in tmes of profound peace." Two hundred thousan:l dollars have been authrized to be borrowed to feed an empty treasury, and carry on the state government. Forty thousand dollars were worse than wasted at the extra session of the legislature called by the gover- nor the first one since the carpet- baggers were driven from the State and the legislature did not tutopt the financial plan of the governor, and the governor did not approve the statehouse plan nf the legislature, not o menuon the commissioners whom flat body lhough proper and suita- ble persons to handle the money and look after the building, albeit the commission had a Stone foundation. Thou,antis of dollars were spent at the special session of the legislature discussing resolutions to investigate drunkenness in high offlzial place, thus crecllng a monument if shame to the stale hwh will forever be In cvi(h,nce in the journals of the legis oar canal m our owu territory, lature, tile very [)ages of uch jour. "tool{ on the map ahoi)g the nals being printed out ot the men- routes of i'nll power st, anl vessels ey of the tax-payers. and you wilt see that every trade The constitution has beentrsmpled route to tie isthmus passes Cuba and under foot, anti the laws of the com- monwealth slit on. Porto Rico and a stron country con- trolling th:)sc two makes the canal at ] Over a hundred papers, one or two the isthmus a private waterway when. I of them goldhugs, bare charged that ever it wants to Also, Cuba cOu- pubhc ollice has been used not only trois the Gulf ()f Mexico and the wa- as a personal perquisite, bnt prosti- tuted t,)gratff personal spite. tar routes to tim mouth of the Als-. Scandal after scandal has humiha-] sissippi. ted the state, , Taxes arc Itigher than they have t been since Ames and his leche were { fastened on the neck of the state. I Pigmies have been foiste(I into places filled by statesmen like Lamar, George and Watthall, and slates anti combinations are the talk of the state press. The taxparers are sweating I,lood. And yet there are 'dmse hh,ated with audacity, who say that the free- I)orn Misissipl,ians shall not disctfss state issues when the come to elect wa00fl c ehee nllege IFOOD I/ILLE, 21IISS. ,  Wd/ Open its 3 7th Annual Session, Sept. 7th, 1898. i  Thoroughly equipped for work in the departments of ? Music, Elouuti0n, English, Mathematics, ciences ! and th0 Languages. .. Special facilities for the study of Music, Elocution, !. English and Mathematics.  The standard of scholarship In the College Is h gh; the h siructlon in tim -, ' Prhnary and Khxdcrgarten l)tpartmen(s thorough'. 'rea.l ors are aU special- 1-( ( int.. The buildings are new and commodious, iil perfect repair andfltted ' with all the con,forts of a re, fined home. Parents havlllg daughters to edu- , t caLe will do well to con tee with me before sending elsewhere. ,' , For Catalogue ttnd Terms, address, .a MISS GEORGIA SWANSON, Pres., Woodville, Miss.  I Ill v _ 1 Under the caption "2000 Bah I " deed, where the consideration of the ............... ,, I tec(t is $1;)0 or less, or tea mortgage, 2tAItleU tO tde a.a[,(.'ltez llarKeL, OU . ' I ,vhere the constderatiou s $1000 or esteemed contemporary, the Natchez [ less does not require a stamp. Democrat of a recent date says. [ Certificate of proof,ff l,,ss for use of ""lr .... . ") ". .. [ an insurance compan y. being a state- alas. . Morrls, a pr( mlnen ment as to tbe facts and circumstances planter of Wilkinson couvty, was in attending a fire, is nots certificate re- the city last week promoting the in quiringastamp. terests of the Natchez merchants as Sight drafts drawn upon or issued well as these of the people in his ira- by any bank, trust company, or any mediate negiborhood just beyond persou or carson,, companies or cor- puratious, require a stamp, and if the Coulson Bayou. accepttince of the draft is accompanied Mr. Morris stated to a represen- by p Order to Iris bank to pay the taive of the Democrat that his sac- d charge to the account of the lion woul annually send 2000 bales.  this accompaniug order re- 'iu addition, a 2'cent stamp as "r for the payment of money. .luo bottled solely for the use of fdployees furnished gratis and drunk of cotlon to the local ularkct if the roads were in such conduion as to, facilitate the transportauon by wag  ons. He stated that iuorder to iu- sure lifts acquisition to the local cot- ton market it is only necessary to bridge the Coulson Bayou. -He says tha, aa the dirt road now sial(is t' is passable about ten months m:lhe)'ear but with the expenditureio ahout. $100 it could be ma'3e passable for the whole year. He further stated that the pro- poed road leading out from Natchez would turn off on the lower Wood- ville road near the 15 lnile post and continue down to crcek bottom and cross the old bed of the Homochitto river ahout two miles shove the old Buck ferry. It would strike the pub- lie road in Wl!kinson county at the 17 mile post, making the distance to Coulson Bayou from Natchez about 17 or 18 miles The swamp through Wilkinson is on higher land thau I)elow the creek and it is necessary to erect a bridge or trestle on each approach tO this bridge in order to give a good road for thehole year. This s the most productive region of Wilkinson county and the opening of this road will insure the addition cach year to thin market of 2000 bales of cotton, and a great increase of business for our local merchants. IL would be a good dca it the Boards of Supervisors of Adams and B ilkin- son were to meet in ioint session and arrange for the erection of these bridges, as it will bc to the mutual advantage of their respectwe co,m- ties. In the meantime it is recom- mended that the local merchants in- terest themselves in the premises." The Democrat misunderstood Mr Morris or the latter is under a mis take. We have it from men who know of the quantity of cotton that is produced m the territory referred to that not exceeding 1000 bales are shipt)ed from it. We believe that the peeple, so far as possible, should be given every facility for getting their produce to market. In this case however, Wood- vllle is as good a cotton market as is Natchez, and the roads from Wood villa to the seetlon referred to, to say notldng of the balance of the county, needs, anti in justice to the l)eople, should be greatly improved. We he- lieve there ts a disposition in our Su- pervisors as well as amongst the people of the county, to pa), more attention to and finally secure the adequate improvement of all of the public roads. Certainl this will be done before our Board meets the Board of Supervisors of Adams coun- ty for the purpose of building more bridges. WAIt REVENUE RULINGS. Internal Revenue Collector Sonar yesterday received a number of rul- ings regarding the collection of the war tax. tIcre are the most import. ant of them: '-Joncy orders issued by express companies must be stampbd at the rate of 2 cents for each ordcr. Orders by telegraph for the payment or tranfer of money abroad, issued by express companies or any person or persons, require a stamp at the rate of 4 cents for each $100. Orders for the same purpose withiu the United States require a stamp of 2 cents on each order, irrespectiw; of the amount Bottled wiue removed from the premises for the private consumption of rim manufacturer does not require a stamp. Return of both certificate of death aud certificate of registrar as to fact declared concerning both marriage and death are none of thnm held to be snl/ject to the stamp tax imposed upou certificates in view of the fact that these certificates are given in pursu- ance of State laws for pnlflie purposes. A marriage certificate to be return. ed to any ofllccr of a State, couuty, city or towu, to constitute part of a pubhe record, requires no stamp. A marriage ceatificate is,ned hv the of- ficiating clergyman or magish:ate, and given to the paries, if reqdired by law. must be stamp at the rate o[ 10 cents. leacher s certificates ssucd b] of- ricers of tale. county or municipality require no stamp. A liquor dealer's license, or a mere eautflc license, is exempt from stamp duty. A stamp is required on a certificate by them on the premises, does not re- quire stamps. Wiue given to salesmen to be dis- tributed by them as free samples among the trade must be stamped. A quart bottle may be stampedwith two I cent stamps. Mere agreements to build houses are not taxable, but if bonds are in- cluded for the faithful performance of works or contracts, they are held to be, ubjcct to tax as bonds. Bonds issned by guaranty compa- nies m Canada, guaranteeing the fi- delity of employees, or corporations in the United States, executed and delivered in Cauada, are not taxable, but if they are not valid uutil coun- tersigned or delivered b" the ageut in in the Uuited States they should be stamped. A marriage bond requires a stamp of 50 cents. Iuspectors and weighers of grain, who give certificates under State laws, are not required to stamp such cer- tificates. An architect's certificate requires no stamp, unless by endorsement it becomes au order for the payment of money. Certificates of protest on a note, bill of exchange, etc., whether pro- tested by a notary public or by any other officer duly authorized by law, must be stamped. ' ' Stamps should be affixed to ware- house reeetpts for goods, merchaudise or property held on storage in public or private warehouses, by the ware- houseu|e n. RE VISITING A HISTORIC FIELD [Vicksburg Herald.] The Atlanta Constitution of the 21st ult., publishes a spiri'ed letter from Col. W. A Hemphill, of that paper, telling of a recent visit to Gettysburg, where he was wounded thirty-five years ago. The following will prove interesting to Gettysburg survivors who read The tIerald : There, way in front, is marked the plane where the brave Armstead was killed, near by Gem arnett, sad to our right, not far off, Barksdale, the allant Mississippian, gave up his life. I could fill pages describing the contests on different parts of this ttreat field, but want of space forbids. I could tell how Lav, witi his bra: e Alabamians, got to the foot of Little Round Top; the fearful fight in the Devil's den ; how McLaws and Hood fought ; the intrepid Hood was wouu (led ; Tige Anderson, the great fight- er, was wounded, and ahostofoth- ers. brave and true, killed and woun- ded, for th-re were 46,000 killed and wounded m this fight. All that is Idft of the famous peach orchard is one tree, and it in rather a dilapida- ted con(litiofi. The bloody wheat field is covered with Federal monu- mens. 1 walked all over it and I felt I was treading on sacred ground. I stood ou the spot where the gallant Twenty first Mississppi regiment cap- tured Bigelow's celebrated battery that was sendlng grape and camster iato our ranks. Eighty horses of tiffs battery were killed and Bigelow wonnded." In the great day at Gettysburg tbe " famous peach orchard" was in full v|gortlte tree tops bowering the hill .rest, which was thickly strewn with the dead of Graham's Pennsyl- vania brigade, of Sickles' corps .('he hill slope beyond, at the bottom of which Bigelow's guns were taken. was marked at almost every step by the Federal dead and wounded--who fell as they fled from the Mississip- plans. No more glorious sad triumphant charge was made durtng tile war than that at the"famous peach orchard" hill. But glory comes high--before Sickles' veterans broke tiley punish- ed the oncoming and resistless Mis- sissppi regiments terribly. Of tt 1,500 men that followed Bark,dale,t- two-thirds as many were buried at Gettysburg as Shafter lost in killed out of his 16,000 at Santlao. Col. Hemphtll Sl)eaks of the many splendid motuaments a Gettysburg; one erected bv the State of New York, costing $140,000. He deplores that there isbut one Confederate-- raised by West Virgiuia--ou the field. There is this consolation however.-- The ,narbl columns eommemorating of incorporation tl)e ieroism and devotion to dntx of The tax uuder the head of charter the Federals, mut also, pcrfo'ce, -parties is itnposed ouly apon yes,_Is bear testimonymute but eloquent n and does t their foemen. ! dc u ,he SCHWARTZ & NEYLAND, Mai'n Street, WOODVILLE, M158 We tahe lead in the Grccery line, and our larffe Stoe] isalways kept fresh and eomple[e. We keep also a full stock of Dry Goods, 2Vo- lions, ere. Ncw goods arriving daily. I have purchascd a largc stock of Dry goods, Clothing, Notions, Housekeeping ar- ticles, Hats Shoes &c. in New York all of which I propose to sell at prices so low that it will be to your interest to examine my stock. Spccial in- ducements to largc buycrs. PETER MOLLER 7:55 pm 3:11) am 6:16 am 10:3 5am 42o pm 8:35 pm lJ:5n pm 7:10 am 8 G  5:30 pm " Centreville " " " " " icksburg " " " " arrive.s 5IOmphls No. 21 Day Train Leaves Vel " " " " arrive. New Orleans No, 22 Day Train leaw,s New N)'loaus 8:05 am " " " " arrives Vicksburg, 5:55 pm Train runs daily except Sunday. No, 7fl] leaves Woodville 9 am " " leaves Bayou Sara ]1:10 am " " ar)'ivo SlanMer 12:0 pm No. 722 l,,av,, Sla art,tar ' Carrying elegant Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cars ia bothdir ti a urig P.ssugors a speedy and comfortable ionrn-,- oc Ola . UI' .l'd,b(2a) .t/,t )8 e * d ' l to ,apply to Agcntaorad'rss. #O. A. GOTI', Div. Pass'r Agt, th A. T. BENi='DICT. MANUFACTURER, REPAIRER AND DgALER Ik garriag00s, garts, FarmWag0ns, dent for the Celebrated 0WENSBOR0 WAGONS Which are universally acknowledged to be The Best and LIGHTEST RUNNING WAfi0N Made. Agent for F(AZ[EK ROAD and SPEEDING CART, whie are great favorites among Horsemen. AGENT FOR THE The most extensive Manufaoturers of Iron Feuoing in the UMted 8tatt ])artioular attention paid to re-covering and rigging I'oXs Sa,dd le. - All wor k done proInptlv and a Keasonable rates. Woodvil]e, Miss., Sept. 1891 tf Ill A great army | V  | | A  Il of housekeepers--over ,oOO,000 strong--sing the ]UU bQH praises of the world, faml ' ' t Wheeler and Wilson New prove No. 9 Sewing Machine. I m| | Rotary motion and ball bearing, make it noiseless, I! nv I1vp.r rapid andgsy running, and it makes the heavi0.t t ma I UlIS kind of sewing a quick and easy task. Read these 2,000,000 honest words of the Sister Superior o| the lode Island Catholic Orphan Asylum: 283 Prairle Averue. Provhlence, R. I., Aug. 9, 1897. ,, wom"J] We have used In this Institution nine Wheeler & Vfilsou No. 9 Sewiug Machlues. | I feel It my duty to recommend them a| superior to any other make that I have used, for both light and heavy wor.. VezT truly yurs'ISTER*il . SUPERIOR. II I Ii/IIIUT IU A[MT in every town ia thle State. Bplendl4 || IK 11111/ /11 i'1OI=11/ money-reeking chance. Write us about it. (teneral Agents, - New Orleans. ,,o o,oo Skin Diseases. For the speedy and permanent cure of tter. salt rheum and eczema, Cham- oerlain'a Eye and Skin Ointment is without an equal. It relieves the itch- ing and smarting almost instantly and its continued use effects a permanent cure. It also cures itch. barber's itch, scald head, sore nipples, itching piles, chapped hands, chronic sore eyes and granulated lids. Dr. Cad.s Centlltfon Powders for horses are {he best tonic NOTICE. The public are hereby notified that Hunlmg is prohibited on the 8ur- gette, Elmwood, Belleview and Gor- don Plantations. All former permits are hereby re, yoked. " CHAS. COHE'N. Nov. 20, 1897-tf '[RESI ASS NOTICE. IInnting or Otherwise trespassing on the McManus, Farishand Bowling , Green places s strictly probibit_J nn. dcr penalty of the law. 'All formal permissions rex,,oked.