THE EVENING CALL.
Vol. X. No. 248
TAX LAWS TO BE REVISED
The Tax Commission to Meet in At
lanta Next Monday
Ihe (kx eotnmiahinn, composed of
ineinberK of the gntiertl assembly ap
pointed nt the last meeting of that
body, will convene in Atlanta 01, Mon
day for the purpose of revising the
tax laws of the stalo of Georgia aa in
structed, says the Macon Ngw->.
The commission is composed of the
following members of the house and
From the house—Hon. Roland El
lis, of Bibb, chairman ; John 84. Little,
of Muscogee; T. W. Hardwick, of
Washington ; M. L. Johnson, vs Bar
tow ;A. O, Blalock, of Fayette. From
t he senate—W. A. Dodson, of Sumter;
E L jfc’igbt, of Dougherty ; S T. B a
lock, of Fayette and F 0 Fouche, of
The outcome of the meeting of this
commission will be Watched with in
tere-t by the entire people of Georgia,
as on them centers, provided the legis
latnre .'.dopts their report, the solution
of a problem which for a long time
agitated the minds of the people. It
is expected that the main thing which
will be done by tiie commission will
be the recommendation of a board of
tax assessors, such as other states have.
At present Georgia has no assessors,
every property owner doing his own
The whole tax code of the state will
be revised and a report made to the
general assembly when it meets in Oc
tobe r . It ts expected that the report
of the commission will be adopted.
Some of the state’s most brilliant men
are on the commission and they are
sure to do what they think i.< best for
The meetings of the commission
will be held in the senate chamber
and is allowed one month in which to
complete the work. It is expected that
it will take at least three weeks for
them to complete the task which is
Millions Given Away.
It is certainly gratifying to the public to
know of one concern in the land who are
not afraid to be generous to the needy and
suffering. The proprietors of Dr. King’s
New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs
and Colds, have given away over ten mill
ion trial bottles of this great medicine; and
have the satisfaction of knowing it has ab
solutely cured thousands of hopeless cases.
Asthma, Bronchitis, Hoarseness and all
diseases of the Throat, Chest and Lungs
are surely cured by it. Call on J. N. Har
ris & Son, or Carlisle & Ward, druggists,
and get a free trial bottle. Regular size
■loc. and sl. Every bottle guaranteed, or
Man, as Seen by an Uld Maid.
As a sample of wh it an old maid
can do with a pen, we submit the fol
Man is a two legged animal that
chews tobacco and walks on the forked
end. Most men are born, we never
heard of but one who was not and he
was made of mud, just for a sample.
Man’s life is full of disappointments
and growls, and he smokes corn-cob
pipes He goes forth like a lion in the
morning and leaves the wood for his
wife to chop, and in the evening be
sneaketh in with bis pants ripped, and
raises cain about hard times He has
lagrippeon road-working days, and
walks twenty miles to a circus. He
will chase a jack rabbit four miles in
the snow, and borrow a horse to ride a
half mile to the postoffice.
For Gravel use Stuarts
Gin and Buchu.
The following from the Mariatta
Journal is equally true of Griffin and
the Evening Cali. ;
“Any news?’’ “No news” Such is
’he greeting the newspaper reporter
gets on his riutids in search of news
Our people are to be congratulated
that there are no suicides, nob dy kill
ed, no house burglarized, no wife beat
en by a drunken hmbmd, no one
made homeless by fire, no pr >;>erty
destroyed by cyclone, no one’s darling
child kidnapped nor anything occurr
tug to make news for the newspapers,
but everything moving along quietly
«nd serenely Marietta does not afford
many newsy events but when they do
occur the Journal gives them to the
CAS r E OTII A ,
hears the Ths Kind You Have Always Bought
THE TREASURY DEFICIT
A Conservative Estimate Places the
\\ as KINGTON, June 22 —lt is regard
ed as a conservative estimate that the
treasury deficit for the fiscal year 1899,
which closes in ten days hence, will be
less than $100,000,000. Already the
receipts (or the y ear aggregate over
$498,800,000, with the expenditures
barely $100,000,(XX) more, with ten
days, judging from past years, of heavy
receipts yet to be accounted for. Up
to this date the customs receipts
amount to over $200,400 000; from
internal revenue $263,550,000 was real
ized and from miscellaneous sources
there was received $35,500,000.
Ibe total receipts from all sources
last year amounted to $105.321335,
while the expenditures aggregated
$443,368,582, leaving a deficit of $38,-
From the closest calculation that
can now bo made the war revenue act,
which, with the exception of a few
items, went into effect July 1 1898,
will realize for the year a little less
than $ 100.000,000. The receipt from
tobacco alone will probab'y bliqw an
increase of $6,500,000; beer and other
fermented liquors an increase of over
$28,000,000, and oleraargarine an in*
crease of about sjjßs,ooo
The two items whieh have produced
more than ten times as much revenue
as any two others are those applying
to documentary and proprietary
stamps On April 3d last the items
had produced over $36 500,000, and it
is not improbable that by July Ist the
total will exceed $44,000,000. The tax
on legacies will probably produce not
much in excess of $1,000,000, while
the special tax collected from bankers
will exceed $3,500,000.
At this time it is impossible to state
with any degree of certainty what the
war with Spain and the troubles in
the Philippines have cost during the
year, but an approximation of the
cash payment on these accounts that i
places the amount al $230,000,000. A '
calculation has been made at the treas I
ury which shows that the leaving out I
of tlx reckoning the $230,000,000 ex- :
pended this year on account of the I
war; the $100,000,000 produced by the
war revenue act and the $11,798,314
received from the Central Pacific the
figures would show a surplus for the
year approximating S2O 000,000
A Seedy Speaker
Col. Henderson has always been an
enthusiastic advocate of free distribu
tion of seed by congressmen, and hie
CODSIi uents have been highly favored
in this regard, says the Conservator
(by ex- -ecretary Morton) His fond
ness for a joke has made him the sub
ject of banter upon this line, and he
has probably stood more ridicule upon
the free seed fad than other congress
One of Col Henderson’s postal cards
anent this topic, in a woman’s hand
writing, bore this message :
“John’s influence can't be got with
15 cents’worth of free seeds, but if
you will send me a box of hairpins I
I will look after him. His wife.”
Another communication read
“Why not let up on seeds for a
I while and send jack-knives? Every
body could use them, and there would
not be so much waste. In that case
radish seeds would not come up poor
turnips, and the congressman would
be saved much ridicule which be now
often gi ts ”
: Bears the _Z? Ihe ln(l ate * IW3 I S flight
Signature . j//
O s 1
EAST GRIFFIN DOTS.
East Griffin, June 22.—The crops are
suffering for rain, and early corn is twist
ing up some.
There were several from here who went
to the picnic at Orchard Hill Friday.
Elder T, J. Head, of Midway, was here
Miss Lizzie Wilson is visiting relatives
at Warm Springs,
Dillard Bennett and sister, Miss Eula
and Miss Lois King attended preaching a
We would be glad to have the editor at
tend our picnic at Walker’s mill next Sat
Pure blood is full of life and vitality,
aud carries vigor to the organs of tbe
bodjn Dr MA Simmons Liver Med
icine creates rich, pure blood.
GRIFFIN, GEORGIA, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, 1899.
A New Magazine Rifle
At the camp of Chalone the Normal
j School of Firing is at present experi*
mt-fitirig with several new rifl-s lately
invented. One of these is stated to
have proven in eveiy way an efficient
* weapon, and in some respects superior
to that, now in use. Its adoption may’,
’ it is thought, be recommended by tbe
i authorities for some of the line legi
mentH. Il is a magazine repeating
rille, carrying five cartridges and of
six millimeters and a half caliber. One
of its chief features is a new device for
feeding the breech from the magazine.
The latter is so constructed a» to ren*
der it impossible for an extra cartridge
to slip and get jammed in the breech
with tbe first cartridge supplied from
the magazine, as sometimes happens
in many of the repeating rifles used in
tbe French army. Tbe Daudeteau, as
tbe new weapon is called, after the
name of the inventor, a major in the
infantry Territorial Reserves, was put
through a number of tria's At a dis
tance of 1,000 meters the deviation
observed with tbe new rille wns only
730 meters, while in the case of the
seven and eight millimeters guns it
averages from ten to eighteen meters.
Another advantage of the weapon is
that the pressure of the < xpicsion was
found not to exceed 3 200 kilogrammes
per square centimeter, while in other
rifles it reaches over 4 000 kilogrammes.
Experiments were conducted with a
view to ascertaining the carrying and
destructive powers of the new rifle It
was found that the bullet invariably
disabled a horse at 2,500 yards. In
one case the ball had penetrated the
animal’s forequarters, and had (ravens
ed the entire length of the body. The
bullet produces the same effect as an
explosive missile, smashing anil spline
tering the bines and inflicting the
deadliest of wounds—London Tele*
For Bladder Troubles
use Stuart’s Gin and Bu
Bears the >?The Kind You Have Always Bough’
Learning to Shoot-
The fact that the Filipinos recently
struck one of the American ships at e
distance of 3,500 yards at tbe first shot
with a l.ome-made cannon, shows that
the men behind tbe guns on the other
; side are quite skillful themselves. The
Filipinos are learning a good many
things from their friends, the enemy,
and one is they are learning bow to
shoot. This reminds us of Genera)
Tomb.i’ anecdotes told during the civil
war. He was making a speech in San
dersvHle, Ga, urging secession and
welcoming the war. Among other
things he advised the young men to
go to the front, declaring that the
Yankee did not know how to shoot
aud would speedily be defeated. Two
young Washington county men en
listed at the breaking out of the hos
tilities and promptly went to battle.
During one of the severe engagements
of the early part of the war these
comrades, who had become separated
from their company, sought tbe shel
ter of a tree. Bullets were grazing the
bark on one side and as the men
crouched togethei nainnie bills com
menced to splinter the trunk o' the
tree on the other side. The situation
was too close to be comfortable and
the angle of safety grew painfully
acute Finally one of t|ie b >ys <iid
I to h ■< companion
‘Say, Jim, do you remember that
speech Gen Toombs made iu SamLrs-1
ville one day?”
“Yes, Bill, I remember ’
‘Jim, didn’t lie say the Yankees i
' That is what he said ”
“Then they are learning damn fast,
ain’t they?”—Savannah Press.
Supreme Court Decisions-
Since Chas. O. Tyner began the manu
facture of Tyner’s Dyspepsia Remedy,
many people have inquirer! as to its effica
cy. Chief Justice Bleckley, of Georgia,
has tried it for indigestion and dyspepsia,
and gives this as his decision :
“Atlanta, Ga., March 14, 1894.—Chas.
O. Tyner, Atlanta, Ga.: I have used, and
am now using, Tyner’s Dyspepsia Reme
dy. It is a mental as well as a physical
elixir. With its aid and a pair of specta
cles I can frequently see the law in spite
■ of unsuitable or too much diet.
“Logan E Bleckley.
This is a splendid decision and people
are profiting by it
For sale by 11 druggists. Price 50c.
per bottle. Sample by mail on receipt of
5c in stamps, to pay postage. Address
Tyner’s Dyspepsia Remedy Co., Atlanta,
Made from ptrfe
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum baking powders are the greatest
menacers to health of the present day.
ROVM. BAKINQ POWOtR CO., *CW YORK.
Anted Too Mncli.
Some time ago the faculty of a theolog
ical seminary received a request for a
minister from a little western parish.
The salary offered was s-> meager and the
virtues demanded were so ninny that the
heads of the theological professors shook
One of them suggested writing that the
only inau they had ever known who
might have tilled the requirements of the
parish was a late lamented clergyman
who had accustomed himself to living al
most entirely upon spiritual food iu one
poor, stony parish. But this suggestion
At last the most energetic member of
the faculty composed a letter which be
was deputized to copy and send off. He
wrote as follows:
“While we fully understand that tlia
lack of money in a parish does not lessen
its desire to have a line preacher and de
voted pastor, we are compelled to say
that we know of no man who can till
your requirements. Were we living in
the days of the apostle Paul, he would
doubtless have preached for you, but we
ask you to bear in mind that he could
have resorted to sailruaking on week day.
in case of necessity.”
kn Excellent Combination.
The pleasant method aud beneficial
effects of the well known remedy,
Syrup of Lios, manufactured by the
California Fig Syrup Co., illustrate
the value of obtaining the liquid laxa
tive principles of plants known to be
medicinally laxative and presenting
them in the form most refreshing to the
taste and acceptable to the system. It
is the one perfect strengthening laxa
tive, cleansing the system effectually,
dispelling colds, headaches ami fevers
gently yet promptly and enabling one
to overcome habitual constipation per
manently. Its perfect freedom from
every objectionable quality and sub
stame, and its acting on the kidneys,
liver and bowels, without weakening
or irritating them, make it the ideal
In the process of manufacturing figs
are used, as they are pleasant to the
taste, but the medicinal qualities of the,
remedy are obtained from senna and
Other aromatic plants, by a method
known to the California Fig Syrup
Co. only. In order to get its beneficial
effects and to avoid imitations, please
remember the full name of tbe Company
printed on the front of every package.
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK. N Y
For sale by all Druggists —Pi ice 50c - per bottle
i— mu iu. II Hl— m
L. W. GODDARD & SON,
W. B. Harris expei ienced Embalm
er. Services at all hours. Satisfac
L W. GODDARD & SON,
Nos. 3 and. 5 Solomon St-
The farmers of this and adjoining
counties are requested to meet at the
court bouse in the city of Griffin Sat
urday, June 24th, at 10 o’clock, for the
purpose of electing warehouse directors
for the ensuing year
A. W. W.-.LKLfI,
Ch’mn. Board of Director*.
For Diabetes use Stu
art’s Gin and Buchu.
R.F. Strickland X Go.
WE PLACE ON SALE
300 Pairs Sample
Shoes and Oxfords.
Prices 50c. to $1.50, worth $1
to $3. Don’t miss this sale.
R. F. STRICKLAND & CO.
The Per Oxide of Cilicatrs will kill Hie buns
that are destroying the potatoes and garden plants.
25c for 6-lb package.
N. B. DREWRY & SON.
R, H. TAYLOR, M. D. J. F. STEWART, M. I).
DRS. TAYLOR AND STEWART,
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office hours from Ba. tn. bi Bp. m. A
physician will always be in our office
during that time.
DDQITinkIQ SECURED. Mar deposit mono,
I r UOI 1 lull u for in bank till pillion is
j WM . lin . dol . w iu accept n 0 1...
■ Cheap tx»anL Car fare paid. No vacation*
| Enter any time. Open for both aexes.
Nash ville, Tenn. ffrw Savannah, Ga.
Galveston, Tex. Texarkana, Tex.
Indorsed by merchants and hankers- Three
mootlM’bookkeeping with us equals nix- elsewhere.
AH commercial branches tauirht. For circulars ex plain-
Ing “ Home Study Course,” address **Ttepaitment A,”
For college catalogue, addresa ” Department 4.
Well selected, is worth considering in
every household. We keep on hand
the best and largest stock of
Beef, Moil and Port
and in fact all kinds of Fresh Meat to
be found anywhere. Give us your
order and be convinced.
FRESH FISH always on hand.
Also a first class RESTAURANT
in connection with the market, in
which we serve tip top meals at all
QTATE OF GEORGIA,
O Si’ai.ding County.
Whereas, (’has. T. Smith, a*lniinl-trati.t of
Philip Smith, n presents to the court in his
petition, iluly filed and entered on record, that
he has fully administered Philip Smith's es
tate. This is therefore to cite all persons
concerned, kindred an I creditors, to show
cause. If any they can, why sai l administrator
should not be discharged from his administra
tion. and receive letters of aiimisslon, on the
- first Monday in August U«9. This May 1, 18W 1 .
J. A. DREWRY, Ordinary.
■ MARCUS W. BECK,
ATTOBNEY AT LAW,,
office over Merchants and Planters Bank
Fvervbody Says Sc.
Casco re ts I ’aml v Cathartic, the most won
" derf-.l in- ii ■ ; i disi oierv of tin? age. p eas
a mid refr s.-nng to the t;:s a- ' gently
a:.d iii ki<!n("- <. h i-i iu d i bezels,
cleansin',' the entire ‘ -st< i:'. cis|« i colds,
> Cur*'lieiiio.. n.ii-i’ual < oi.stipation
’ a, ! i- i .-.4. I .-its-- i.uv and try a box
p | at <! c. I’ >i .'»t; I.», 25 Lblents. Soldanf
_ ‘ »..fcr Ik, ‘ i.re by all <!rm-gist
Notice of Removal.
I have moved my Plumbing and Tin
ware establishment to the old Brick Laun
dry Building on Broad street, where I am
better prepared than ever to do all kinds
of work in my line.
- If you need any Plumbing or Tin work
done, give me a call—satisfaction guaran
teed. A. 8. CAMPBELL.
$3.00 per Annum
For the convenience of my patrons
I have opened a branch Laundry at
the second door below the Griffin
Banking Company which I will run
: m connection wiui my old business
lon Broad street. I will superintend
I the work at both Laundries and guar-
I an tee satisfaction.
I GOOD 8
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illustrue ° louTH *° iGE
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-*r 30c. Krguiar price per y-ar. it is an h
u. trated, S'-iiH • ntontliiy journal, of into page:.,
lit uo>, Poktry, Ab\ j \ it HhSiwS) \ anuLand,
W| i I, ih . j| J 8j... : UH . ,T>» x \ > ;
>ci» i, Gem !< Af . Information. Woman’. De’
\k rmj .r, a -1 . I i~f . Di par imi .
faylor's Love Letters to the Public are of spe
;>ln;t<*r« t. S.nnpL* copy free. Agents Wanted.
COCCI EDUCATION, eU. I •» any sui m - r: -
• • who will ge< ..ire enough new ’-übv ri’
rs at our n’fcuhr r dp-, to equal the regular price
J the article s»-L'S-d. we will give free: bitvch,
’ol<l watch, diamond ring, nr a scholarship in either
•f I >r.< ' V. . • • ■ .
•a I vest on, - r'l e x - ■ . i. '1 >■ \ ,or om- iti almost a)
Mention Griffis (Ga ) Morning Cali,
Fine Chickens For Sale.
I have for sale full breed Minorcas, War
horse and Shawl-neck, Crossed Game and
Bard Plymouth Rock Chickens. Also
gettings of eggs trom each breed. These
birds are select. E. L. Rogers.
'anything y Ilr • ■ i. .■ •
• CAVEAT,TRADE MARK. COPYftIGHIor DESIGN J
PROTECTION. Send model, sketch, or photo. 5
for free examination and advice. /
BOOK ON PATENTS ee before patent. J
Y: C. A.SNOW&CO. \
Patent Lawyers. WASH' NGTON, D.C. J
Fmitw Re jair Sim
John T. Boyden has opened an
Upholeter Shop, and will do all
other General Furniture Repair*
ing, and Guarantees Satisfaction
on work and prices. Please call
and see me.
I OHN T. BOYDEN,
19 1-2 Hill St.
DR. E. L.
Office upstairs in building adjoining, on
the north. M Williams it Son.