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Saturday, - - Sept. 19, 1885
From and after this date, June 3d,
tie DEMOCRAT will charge five
(5) cents per line for all notices
of charitable and church enter
tainments, etc., each insertion.
All other local notices will be char
god ten (10) cents per line for
first insertion and five (5) cents
per line cor each subsequent one.
Death notices, less than eight (8)
Fractional lines charged as full
These prices will not, under any
circumstances, be deviated from.
Town and Parish News.
-JOB Printing neatly executed
at this oflice. '
-MR. Charles Goldenberg will
read an address at the Synagogue
-IF you desire a stylish hat,
or a nice fitting shoe, call at the
Red Plow Store.
--MR. L. P. Whittington, the
manager of the Red Plow Store,
has been in New Orleans the paist
few days, purchasing winter stock.
-METHODIST services Sunday
will he held in the Alexandria
church at 11 o'clock a. m., and in
the Pineville church at 71 p. m.,
by the Pastor.
-THE Spring Creek camp meet
ing will begin on Friday before
second Sunday in October. We
are authorized to state there will be
ample boarding accommodations
-A LOT of ground has been
beeded to the Methodist church in
Lecomte by Mrs. Clark, a building
committee has been appointed and
the lumber ordered for the 'erection
of a house of worship.
-HE has come ! We mean Jos.
Levin, the "Cheap John" of Alex
andria. He brought with him an
immense lot of gent's furnishing
goods, clothing, boots, shoes and
hats. All were bought for cash,
and you bet he's selling cheap.
-"THs ladies especially go into
ecstacies over Parker's Hair Bal
sam," writes Mr. J. H. Decker, a
druggist of Findlay, Ohio. "They
say it is the most elegant dressing
they ever used." Stops falling
hair, restores color and. promotes
-MR. Simeon Rougeau, a prac
tical carpenter here, has shown us
a very neat piece of work in his line
in the way of a dinner table, being
of the revolving kind, that is where
the dishes are placed, so that each
and every person sitting thereto
can easily wait on himself or her
self without the least trouble. The
economical device of the article is
entirely doing away with a servant.
-ANY sane man who wouldn't
exchange a silver, dollar for a two
and-a-half gold piece would be con
sidered a fit subject for a lunatic
asylum; but there are many per
sons who will call themselves equal
ly as daft if they fail to take ad
vantage of. the wonderful bargains
in dry goods now being offered at
the Red Plow Store, corner of Sec
ond and Jackson streets, of which
the ever obliging Mr. L. P. Whit
tington. is manager.
Rod and Gun Club.
An amateur field trial, under the
management of the Alexandria Rod
and Gun Club, to he run on quails
in this vicinity under rules of the
National American Kennel Club,
is to commence at this place on the
coming 16th of February, 1886, as
was determined at the meeting of
the Rod and Gun Club held here
on Wednesday last.
By the adoption of special pro
visions no professional handler ýr
breaker will he allowed to enter a
But two stakes, the All-age and
the Derby, will be arranged and
In the All-age stake, open to all
pointers and setters, the entrance
fee will be $5, and the prizes a cup,
medal and collar. Entries close on
Monday, February 15th, 1885.
The Derby is open to pointers
and setters whelped on or after De
cember 1st, 1884, the entrance fee
$5, and the prizes a cup, medal and
collar.. Entries close same day as
those of the All-age stake.
The Field trial committee is made
up of John W. Prescott, chairman,
Jno. K. Renaud, L. B. Baynard,
Col. Gee. D. Alexander, E. B. Pen
dleton, S. Cullen, Hy. Fontaine,
J. W. Jackson, Wm. Clegg, C. E.
Bringhurst and H. L. Daigre.
The judges are Judge J. M.
Thompson, Covington,. La., Amory
R, Starr, Marshall, Tejras, and
Judge John Clegg, of Lafayette,
A lively interest is being taken
in the above laudablq enterprise by
our resident sportsmen, and with
assistance they. expect from other
quarters of the State, the Rod and
Gun Club feel assured their first
move in the direction of a field trial
will be crowned with success.
We hope so.
For further information, address
J. R. Thornton, Secretary, or John
W. Prescott, President.
-As per previous resolution the
Levee Committee met on Tuesday
last for the purpose of opening
sealed proposals received for the
building of the levee up Second
street to the mouth of Bayou Rap
ides. Only one bid was handed in,
that of McGinnis & Co., which
firm agreed to do the work for the
sum of $3000, payable monthly,
which bid was rejected for the rea
son that the sum was in excess of
the available funds. A special
committee was appointed to canvass
and see if some arrangements could
not be entered into with some pri
vate responsible party to build the
levee for the amount on hand, viz
$2500. This will doubtless be fix
ed and the levee commenced. So
at any rate we are assured a levee.
For t'heir endeavors in the matter
the levee committee deserve the
thanks of the community.
-Tilt Board of Commissioners
of the Alexandria Charity Hospital
met on Wednesday evening at the
law office of M. C. Moseley, and
examined the different plans and
specifications for the building. But
four plans were submitted, one from
Hannon & Voss, of Baton Rouge,
La., one from John A. Qninn, of
Dallas, Texas., and two from F. M.
Raxsdale, of this city. No award
will be made until the different
plans have been examined thor
oughly and compared. All the
drawings are for a two-storn build
ing finished throughout The Board
are to meet again on Monday and
award the contract, after which,.
work will' be immediately started.
on the Hospital;.
This morning at 6 o'clock, at the
residence of the bride's parents,
Miss Gypsie Holyland, one of New
Orleans fairest flowers, and Rev.
J. White Davis, of Hineston, Rap
ides Parish, La., were joined in the
holy bonds of matrimony in the
presence of a few friends. The
groom's uncle, Rev. B. F. White,
officiated and the affair was beauti
ful because of its extreme sim
Miss Holyland is a young lady
of rare beauty and of most winning
accomplishments. Dressed as she
was, in an exquisitely fitting dress
of ecrue silk, trimmed with brown
silk and point lace, with diamond
ornaments, her beauty was admired
by all and her dignified attitude,
as she made her nuptial vows, was
no less prominent.
Rev. Mr. Davis is also a gentle
man of rare traits and he will no
doubt make life happy for his
charming wife. He has for the
past five years been a member of
the Louisiana Conference of the
Methodist Church, and is at present
stationed at Hineston, near Alex
Success attend him and his bon
nie bride who will be sadly missed
by host of admirers, as Rev. and
Mrs. Davis Ift for their cosy home
at Hineston by the 8 o'clock Mor
Mrs. Davis being widely known
for her numerous acts of charity, is
eminently fitted for a pastor's wife,
and will properly adorn her station
in life.-[New Orleans Chronicle,
-ATTORNEY General Garland
is a plain, blunt man, and has lit
tle respect for the conventionalities
of lifs. He says that he never wore
a dress coat, and never will wear
one. General Cebell, of Texas, in
speaking of 'him the other day,
said: "Mr. Cleveland will have a
hard time in persuading Garland to
attend swell receptions or pit for
hours at a late dinner. The Attor
ney General thinks too much of his
own comfort to put up with such
ceremonies. He told me that one
of the conditions under which he
accepted his place in the Cabinet
was that none of the restraints of
Washington society should be pla
ced on him."
-SISTER Mary Joseph, of the
Visitation Nuns, died at the Con
vent of Monte Maria, Richmond, a
short time ago. The worldly name
of the deceased was Miss Nora'
Keily, and she was a younger sis
ter of the Hon. A. M. Keily, Uni
ted States Minister to Austria, also
oi the Rev. Benjamin Keily, of
Wilmington, Del., and John D.
Keily, of Brooklyn. The deceased
entered the Convent in 1876 and
took religious vows three years
later, in 1879.
-MILLER, Brady & Co. have
the largest and most complete as
sortment of hardware; cutlery. and
agricultural implements ever offer
ed for sale in Rapides Parish, and
are selling these goods cheaper than
ever before Jnown. Don't send
your orders abroad, but make your
purchases at home..
-FEARS are entertained that the
oyster beds of the Hudson will
soon be a thing of the past. In
creasing population is so polluting
the waters of the river that the low
er portions of the beds have alrea
dy been destroyed.
-PITTSFIELD, Mass.,. busines
men have formed an organization
to resist a proposed advance in tel
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Mrs. M. J. Texada.
Twelfth Judicial District Court,
i ~R`Rpides Parish~' La -
BY virtue of a writ of fieri facias
issued out of the 'above named
Court in the above. etitled, and
nunibered suit and to me directed,
I have seized and will offer for sale
at public auction,. at the front of
the Coot. House door, in the Town
of Alexandria, La., between the
hours prescribed by law,.on'
Saturday, the Sd day of October,
A. D. 1885,
A.ebrtain tioat, piece or' parcel of
land, situated, lying sand being in
the Parish of ,tapi es, State 'of
.Louisiana, ogether' wivth all the
buildings and improvements there
on, and being described as follows:
Start at the mouth of the lane
which divides-the property of this.
mortgagor from the plantation for
merly b'elonging to G. M. Long,_
thence' up the front line fence of thu
property on Bayou Rapides of this
mortgagor, such a .distance. and to,
such a point on the said front fence.
line as where a line is extend
ed from. it. parallel to said lane,.
the area enclosed of open cult
vated anl fenced- land shall' be
fifty acres and, thence both of par
allel lines shall be extended until
they reach:Bayou Beouff, and shall
include ll' the other open land im
proved and wood land in the rear
of the aforesaid fifty acres of open
fenced'land; that may be included:
between the said parallel lines the
fronit line and the Bayou Beouff,.
provided that if the said front line
tunning from the month of lane up.
the said Bayon Rapides is found to.
include the .dwelling: ..bhuse on.
said plantation, then the upper line.
above described. shall, be ru ,as.
nearly parallel to the' said.lane as,
may be possible.to exclude the said
dwelling ho'se .and its' appurtenan
ces, until'the rear of dwellitig house,
and appurtenauces, is ,pased.thenceo
to rup parallel to said laine to Ba
you/Beopufa aforesaid . The above
described land is.to. be 50 acres of
the open fenced land, and. all the
land lying 'back of it to' the ,Bayou
Beonff, with the exclnsioit of the
dwelling house' and its appurie
Terms :·-Tdelve :mouths' credit,
the purchaser furnishing bond with'
good and sufficient security, bear
ingi eight per'cent per annum Intel
eat frou date, and special mortgage
on the propert)y sold until 'final
payment. "Said' purchaser shall
have. to deduct and pay inircash,
the rinrter's,, clerk's .and: sheriffPs
fees, amounting. to seventy ($70)
dollars, or thereabouts.
D. C. PAIL, .
Sep.. 16, 1885-tds. Sheriff.
Robt. P. Hunte-.,
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