Taxes and Guns

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Taxes and Guns - :z ricTOfj. Tho C cf . .r. 2 mayo i a 1 C la V,...
:z ricTOfj. Tho C cf . .r. 2 mayo i a 1 C la V, Tta c:.4 :cr:.." - i tJ.ze30f Andreus seems to La the "topic' of. the town. Tfce - jJeliiiqaeat tax of anumber of lh3 rrcr3in:zVcr J heavy tax - pay - L&a beer placed io tbe handa ci the - tovrni marshal - Tor - collection. Some of the tax - Davers' - bold - that the tax Is Ills - al aadprotestagalM the collection: arabug thembeing jac05 callers and Daniel Howard. "Marshal : MeVicker - proceded , without very great success; - to lety upon - goods and - chattels ; of .Mr. Howard, i heoC;he apr'6acheX the Howard residence the door . waf fastened against him and he failed make the ' leviy, On the, stree, report , says he .was tantalized by Howard, Charles Sellers and Boben Hart. , until the "parties on - both became so hot that "serious results came very near' ending thV at tempted tax colleclion "V,f Jx - The Information at hand is to thfe effect that .Howard and'Har pounced upon .the" Marshal an downed; him both' lighting on . top of him. ' The ., oflcer succeeded in drawing his revolver and placed it close to" Hart's head and waa about to 'perforate - it - when .'a by st an der pulled Hart off and the tfilcer raised Up withr Hdward without lnr jurlog anyone. At this time Charles Sellers - was , about , to take a hand and the officer pulled his revolve r and shot him, the - ball taking effect in the calf of the ieg. Sellers was taken to hla father's residence on a dray and for the . time being - the melee subsided; Z ANOTHER VKBSIOIT. - Messrs.' Daniel S.oward. and Xl3bc rt Hart are . In the - city today to take measures to; have matters settled In the court?. To a repre sentative of The Democbat. Mr. Howard told his side of the difa cnlty.:;;; ry.:.i:: i Yoa ; see,'1'' said v Mr.' Howard, tbey are trying to colli ct some de lloquen t . tax down there that we hold : is - illegal and; which is being investigated with a view to test its legalityJn the courts.:; if the courts decide the taxes are legal and ought to be paid, we will pay them with out i a . gnxmble. . The - authorities know this, but they continue to pursue ,us. " Becently - the f town marshal came to my place to levy on my personal but failed in bis attempt; the doors wereVnot open ed for his admittance. . , Later In the day in a conversa satlon the town Marshal asked Mr. Bart, why he 'associated with the Ku JBLlux or; tbt the':he was sur prised - that Jlr. Hart associated with them. ; Shortly afterwards Mr. Hart, Charles BellerS and myself tnet the - Marshal and' Hart asked him who he meant by the Ku Klux and he said he meant the ones Hart was with at that moment.'";! ; told him he was a blank - liar, and it was not r long nntil we were In a pretty well matured muss. The ofacer stepped out Into the middle of the street - and - picking up two v large stones came 'back on the sidewalk and threw one of them at Hart with all the lorce he could muster. He was about to throw the other when I caught him. We .were all down at one time and. the officer drew his : revolver and I am told had it lose to Hart's ear when some one pulled Hart away. . ' We were all on our feet andthe odcer had his revolver In hta hand. Ha nhol young sellers In ihe leg as he. was walking away, and turned it ion Hart 'and 1 and' if I :Jtm not 'mis taken snapped it a couple of times. The trqnbls was not about , the col lection of taxes, but arose from in sulting remarks from the offlcer. . Hart and - 1 " were arrested for provoke and taken; before; Squire xiamnerp, nut tne - case was con tinued for hearing next Saturday. -

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  1. The Daily Democrat,
  2. 19 Oct 1891, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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