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LO UISIANA DEMOCRAT.
THE WORLD IS GOVERNED TOO MUCH.
VOL. 39. ALEXANDRIA, LA., APRIL 12, 1884. NO. 49.
TE I)7 MOCRAT.
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ANDREWS & FOS'I ER, (James
A. Andrews, T I). Foster,) At
torneys at Law. Office, corner of
Recond and Washington streets, Os
pJrt n ih"ir I
In the nter of Mary E. Fellows
In rdict, for Fa, ilg
Meeting, d c.
No. 2919-l) istrict Court, R~aidei
PcatrtA'r to a commission and or
der of sale issued by the Honors.
ble the 12th Judicial District Court
in and for the Parish and Statr
afesanid, in the alove entitled and
numhered suit, commanding and.an.
thorizing me to sell, on the terms
-and conditions hereinafter express.
ed, the following described proper.
.ty belonging to the above namred
Interdict--I shall offer for sale al
public auction, at the front of the
Court House door, in the Town ol
Alexandria, La., between the houro
;prescribed by law, on
SATURDAY, the 19th day ol
APRIL, A. D. 1884,
the following described property,
The undivided half of a certain
ftact of land situated on Old River,
in the Parish of Natchitoches, and
known as the Fellows plantation,
containing about two hundred and
seventy-three and 65-100 acres, and
being the same property acquired
by Joseph Fellows from B. W.
llullitt, and being the S-W quarter
of Section 11, Township 11, Range7,
end lots one and two; and R-W
quarter of S-E quarter of Section 2,
iownship 8, Range 7, together
with all the buildings and improve
mnents thereon; the said tract of
land being subject to the following
deductions and reservations, ex
changed by Joseph Fellows with
W. P. Morrow, by Act passed be
f, re Win. Payne, Notary Public,
November 16, 18-, and described
as fifty-one and 70-100 acres, to be
taken from the Western portion of
fractional Section No. 11, in Town
ship 8, Range 7, commencing at the
S-W corner of Lot No. 3, Section
2, 20 chains fioni the corner of See
tigns and running thence
South 91 West to Old River,
thence up Old River to line be.
tween Sections 10 and 11, thence
North to corner of - , and the
10 l 1
further deduction and reservation of
a piece of land of the first describ
ed tract supposed to contain twenty
acres, said lands being in the rear
of lands of Achille Prudhomme.
The property will not be adjIdi
Cated for less than the sum of" one
D. C. PAUL,
Sheriff and ex-officio Aaotioneer.
. Wh. 15--td .
" PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY
ki- ALEXANDRIA, La.,
f- April 7, 1884.
r The Board of Aldermen of the
a City.of Alexandria, La., met in the
Mayor's office this day at 4 o'olock
p. in. Present i
st W. C. McGimsey, Mayor,
A H. S. Gossens, :
J. J. Peterman,
N. L. McGinnis,
e Win. Leckie,
S Jonas Rosenthal.
On motion the reading of the
* minutes o.f last. meeting was dis
pensed with. The Treasurer's re
port, showing a balance on hand of
,s $168.70, was read and approved.
. The following bills were approv
,f ed and made receivable for all dues
i- to the Corpot otion:
W. C. McGimsey, Mayor,
salary for March........840 00
M. W. Calvit, salary for
March..anln incidental ex
penses..... ... ... 50 05
Landry Baillio, salary for
March.............. 45 00
Pacific Thre Co., Engineeer's
salary for March....... 35 00
Stonewall H. &L. Co. Cu-....
todfan's salary "for Jan.
Feb., March........... 25 00
A. B. Rachal, Secretary, sal
ary for Jan. Feb., and
March ................. 18 75
e Julius Levin, lumber..... .4.7 00
Rogers & Williams, nails
_ and Wheelbarrows...... 18 25
Eliza Murray, meals for la
borers on on levee and
a prisoners in lock-up..... 30 00
J. C. Ryan, ,salary for Nov.
and Dec. '83 ........ 16 65
B. Turner, wheelbarro*s,
spades, etc..: ..........-6 50
B 'I. C. Duke, wheelbarrows,
splades, etc........ .. 31 40
f H. S. Gossens, wheelbarrows,
spades, ete............. .4 30
, A. Heyman, spades, etc..... 4 40
$ 8392 40
On motion of Councilman Leitk
Slie it was
Resolved, That warrants be isse
1 ed in payment of all bills for. labor
I on street since the, last meeting of
1 the Board, and also for money ad
vanced by any of the members of
r the Board for -payment of work oa
, the streets. .
On motion of Councilman Mc
r , Resolyed, That froTp and after
this date all monies 'paid into :the
Treasury shall be reserved for the
payment of street labor.
The motions were opposed by
Councilman Rosenthal, but were
Scarried by a vote of 4 yeas to 1 nay.
The following bills for work on
streets having been examined and
approved,, warrants were issued for 't
F their payment: :
R. Kelsey...............35 25 1
Wm. Richardson.......... 5 00
Pat Cooper............... 2 50
L: Delatin .............. 25 501
Loo 1aillio ....-........., 19 37 e
Dan Orr............... 10 60
D. Irving ................ 5 50
Cullen & Rogers.......... 33 20 y
Joe Pcrbroke............ 30 1
Wm. Hilt.............. 1 25 i
M. Kitling............. 4 65
Andrew Bell,........... 1 25
8 $149 27 2
The bill of. Mr. A. Hoyniou-for a
86.50 was, on motion, laid over un- 1
til next meeting for examinatioil. t
On motion of Councilman Mc- v
Ginnis, . t
Resolved, That as soon as the
main drainage ditch leading into t
Sandy Beyoa is completed, the
Mayor is aut4ibrized to employ two '
.xp d kmen to clean out i
Councilmen Leckie reported that
y he had approved since the last
meeting of the Board, accoqnts for
Mr. Pat O'Connor amountiug to
8293.47, for work on bthe Young
Ditch, and certificates of indebted
ness for that amount had been is
Oe sued to Mr. A. Heyman.
e. On motion Mr. Leckie was in
n strutted to reserve each week 25
per cent. of the amount due Mr.
O'Connor, and when the work was
completed the ditch to be measured
anew, and Mr. O'Connor to be paid
On motion of Councilman Mc
1e Resolved, That a committee of
two and the Mayor be appointed to
- call on the Police Jury, now in
session, and ask that body for a
further appropriation to complete
the main drainage ditch now being
worked upon, and also ask that the
Jury make an appropriation towards
the payment of the debt incurred
0 for work on the levee, during the
late threatened overflow.
Committee-W. C. McGimsey,
' Mayor, chairman; N. L. McGinnis,
0 The Mayor was requested to en
force rigidly Ordinance No. 21; rel
0 ative to gamnbling.
The Marshall was instructed to
give property owners 48 hours no
0 tice to have their sidewalks around
their premises put in good order,
and in default of compliance the
5 Mayor to give five days' notice,
0 and if not complied with, the Ma
or shall have the work done at the
5 expense of the said property holders
and recover the same by suit.
The following bills were paid
0 during the recess of the Board, ta
ken up by the Bollector for taxes,
5 licenses, etc:
M. W. Calvit, for laborers
0 on levee... ,............870.85
G. A. Staples, street con
0 tractor, on acct......... 10 00,
J. J. Petgrman, on acet for
0 building 'Tanks ......... 50 00
D A. Siess, coal oil ........ 5 00
,B. Ehrstein, fine remitted.. 7 00
0 Sol Carnal, work on. the .
streets .......•...... 9 62
L. Baillio, salary for Janu
ary ............... 45 00
r McGinnis & Armstrong, for
f hauling sand...:........ 31 25
Democrat, printing,' ,..... 7 25
f M., W. Calvit, salkry and
I incidental expenses for
- January..";............ 42 35
- E. Weil, oil and coal for
Steam Engine ........ .. 52 50 4
r Pat. O'Connor, work on the .
Young ditch .. ... .:.. 0 00.
John Krame-r, work on the
streets ............... 10 00
r Horace Reason, work on
streets ............... 11 00
S $701 82
I Mr. R. T. Hyison stated that
Sthe Collector bad =called on him for I
a license of $20 for keeping a pub- i
i lic hall, and asked the Board to I
protect him by refusing to give the t
) City Hall free, of charge when
I wanted for balls, entertainments, t
'etc. . , .
' The petition of Mr. A. A. David, i
) asking that one-half of a fine im- I
posed in January be remitted, was
laid over until next regular meet- 1
3By Councilman McGinnis 1
Be it ordained by the Mayor and I
Board of Aldermen of the City ,of
Alexandria, La., in regular session i
convenod, on this the 7th day of
April, A. D. 1883LThat a tax of
ten (i) mills on thd dollai; be Je
viedji Corporation purposes .or i
the.r 1884, upon all taxable .
property,.real apd personal, within.
the Corporation of Alexandria, La.
Be, it further ordained, ,etd., That
That' this Ordinance shall takie ef
feetfroim aiad after itbpiomnulgation.' i
,:Be it farther ordained, ets., That ,
it is hereby made an additional do
ty of the Secretary of this Board,
Mr. A. B. Rachal, to assess the tax
able property, of this City, for the
performance of which duty he shall
be paid two (2) per cent. of the
gross assessed tax.
W. C. McGIMSEY,
A. B. RACHAL, Mayor.
The following Ordinance being in
troduced was unanimously adopted:
Be it ordained by the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen of the City of
Alexandria, La., in regular session
convened, on this the 7th day of
April, A. D. 1884--That from and
after the promulgation of this Ordi
nance all owners of cattle or horse
stock are forbidden to allow the
same to roam at large within the
Corporation limits during the night
time after the hour of 8 o'clock P.
M., and any such animal being
found found at large contrary to
the provisions of this : Ordi
nance shall be impounded by the
Constables, and the owner of such
animal shall pay a charge of $1, to
gether with all cost before the said
animal shall be released.
Be it further ordained, etc., That
any person or persons who shall
drive any stock herein mentioned
into the Corporation limits with a
view of having the same impound
ed shall be 'fined not'exceeding $25
and cost or imprisc ned in default of
payment riot exceeding 48 hours.
W: . C. McGIMSEY,
A. B. RACHAL, Mayor.
There being no other business
submitted the Board adjourned.
W. C. McGIMSEY,
A. B. RACHAL, I Mayor.
STORIES ON THE ROAD.
Commercial Travelers at a Wayside
Inn-Something to Put in
"Gentlemen, I almost envy you
the positions you fill; your experi
ence of the world; your knowledge
of business; tha changing sights
you see, and all that, you know."
This warmly expressed regret fell
from the lips of an elderly pleasure
tourist, last August, and" was ad
dressed to a semicircle of commer
cial travelers seated on the porch
of the. Lindell Hotel, St. Louis,
"Yes," responded a New York
representative of the profession, "a
drummer isn't without his pleasures,
but he runs his risks, too-risks out
side the chances of railroad collis
ions and steamboat explosions.n
"What risks for instance ?"
"This, for instance," said Mr. W.
D. Franklin, who was then travel
ing for an Eastern house, and is
known to merchants iu all parts of
the country : "The riský-.which, in
deed, amounts almost to a cer
tainty-of getting the dyspepsia
frohi perpetual change of diet and
water and from having no fixed
hours for eating and sleeping. I
myself wa~an example. I say was
for I am all right now."
"No discount on your digestion?"
broke in a Chicago goods tiaveler,
lighting his cigar afresh.
"NTot a quarter per cent. But I
had to give up traveling for a while.
T'he dyspepsia mruined my paper
Finally I camne across the advertise.
ment of Parker's Tonic I tried it
and fixed me up to perfection.
There is, nothing on earth, in my
opinion, equal to it as a curee fo
-Messrs. Hiacox .& Oo,i: of :Ne
York, the proprietors, bold a letier
f Mr. Fraunklin stating thbat pre
cise fact, arker's Toni. aids dies
tion, cures Malarial Fevers, Hei~t
burn, Headache, Coughs and Colds,
and all chronic diseases of the Liv
er and Kidneys. Put a bottle in,
your valise. Prices, 50o. $1,
Economy in larger size.
THE WORLD'S EXPOSITION
Meeting of Citizens and the Police
A PERMANENT A8SSOCIATION ORkOANMZeB
FOR THIE PARiis8 OF
The meeting was called to order yes
terday morning (April 9) by F. Seip,
.President of the Police Ju . A large
and influential body of citizeh were us
attendance. On motion F. 8ip was
elected permanent Chairman and J. C.
A motion was made and carried invi
ting the Press of the Pariah to take
part in the meeting.
The Chairman of the meeting stated
that the first business to be transacted
would be to elect a permanent Chair
man for the' Parish Association to be
known as the "4tapides Parish Vorld's
Exposition Society." Capt. J. G. White
moved that Major F. Seip be chosen
Chairman, which was seconded. Ma1.
Seip thanked the meeting for the hon
or, and sasd that nothing would afford
-him more pleasure, but owing to his
private affairs he would be unable to
accept the position. Mr. Seip then
suggested the name of G. W. Bolton,
which was seconded. Mr. Bolton also
declined the honor, but Capt. White
asked that a vote be taken oo Mr. Seip's
suggestion. Mr. Bolton was unani
mously elected Chairman of the "Rap
ides Parish World's Exposition Aseoci
ation." Mr. John A. Williams made a
motion that an Advisory Committee of
ten members be appointed, including
The Chair appointed Mees4 James
0O. White, Geo. O. Watts B.' Turner,
John A. Williams, Julius Levin, Dr. J.
8 Fish, J. C. Wise, Rev. H. C. uDus
can, F. Seip, Win. Harris.
On motion, and carried, that three,
with the Chairman of the above comr
mittee, shall constitute a quorum for
transaction of business.
Mr. Wmii. Polk, Jr., moved that each.
Ward in the Parish have a Ward meet
ing on the 26th inst. and that, a din
ndttee of five be appointed at. such
meetings to represent the Wards. It
was moved by D)r. A. Cockcrille as at
amendment to Mr. Polk's motion, that
each Police Jury member from theodif
ferent Wards shall he Chairmak of the
Ward committees, and shall appoint a
committee of five, including hhimself, to
represent the Wards. The original (no
tion was lost and amendment" carried.
Mr. E. G. Hunter made a motion
that the meeting request the Police Ja-.
ry to make an appropriation for the
purpose of assisting the Parochial Asso
ciation in getting together and forwar
ding a general exnibit of the .rebonre .
of the Parish to the World's Expo i
tion, the appropriation not to beless
On motion of Mr. Mires Rosenthal it
is the sense of this meeting that the
several Ward Committees shall be ersn
powered to receive all contributions
handed in by citizens, to enable the
Association in its efforts to make a~ .
It was moved by Rev. H. C. Danean
that Capt. Long be made Chairman of
the Cheneyville Ward, which ias
Mr. G. W. Bolton, Chairman of the
Association, gave notice that there
would be a meeting of the Advisory
Committee on next b riday at "4 o'clock ;
P'. ,, at Capt. White's office.
On motion, duly seconded and car
ried, the ladies of the Parish are ear
nestly invited to co-operate with ths ,.
diffepent comnlittees orfanised by this
On motion the meeting adjourned
sine die. F. 8EIP,
J. C. RYAN, Chairman.
.oILHOOLY strolled intos flsht
ionablo Austin church last Sunud y
just before the seritice begani;. ,'.i.
sexton followed him up, a ii
ping him on the shoiulder audso /
thig to a'small cur that had fio
ed him nito the esared edifiee,' said:"
'Dogs awenot (admitted. ''ih at'g
not my d¶ogj repsnded Gilbooly, ..
-HBut · fa ows you." WeWll, s..
do you."' The 'reton gtoiei, and
retmoved the animal wihduta . "a..
cmesar violence.-[Texas 8ILnu.