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"W. H. Scanlanà, Editor and Proprietor.
THURSDAY, 14 , 1896 .
And the Pharr funeral procession
still continues to march along
Tennessee Democrats will send a
solid free silver delegation to Chica
Democrats must unite if .they ex
pect to keep their enemies out of
office. | __
If you are a Democrat let your ac
tions show it. A tree is known by
its fruit. _
There are now only a few missing
panels in Mr. McKinley's fence around
To the Pharr people at Red Stick :
Look out for the locomotive when the
boll rin gs.
The man who refuses to abide the
decision of a majority of his party is
To our friend and fellow-citizen,
Col. John Pickett : There's lots of
solace in a cob pipe.
Congressmen Hall and Money have
shaken hands. That is much better
than battering each other with ink
stands.__ _ _
Thoso thirty thousand office-hold
ers whom President Cleveland has
placed on the civil service list may be
considered out of politics.
Within the past four months there
have been chartered in South Caro
lina fifteen cotton mill companies
with a total capital of §1,050,000.
If the public are to hear of him
again after this month, a political
search warrant will have to be issued
for the Citizen's League candidate
for United States Senator.
The South is the most inviting
field for railroad construction of any
section in the country. There are
projects on foot to build 4,284 miles
of railway in the South this year.—
Texas leads with the largest prospoc
tive mileage, then follow West Vir
ginia, Arkansas and Louisiana.
The General Assembly of Louisiana
was organized Monday. Senator Al
bert Estopinal, of St. Bernard, was
chosen President pro tern of the Sen
ate, and S. P. Henry, of Cameron,
was elected Speaker of the House
The General Assembly will meet at
noon to-day and declare the result of
the election for Governor and Lieu
tenant Governor, and on next Tues
day Gov. Foster and Lieut-Governor
Synder will be inaugurated.
"Is Insanity Increasing?" asks the
Atlanta Constitution. It appears to
be on the increase in this State, but
the disease is almost entirely confin
ed to a limited lot of pot-house pol
iticians, who are commonly known as
"the Pharr people." They are, sad
to say, a raving, blatant set of incur
able lunatics, some of them when
their paroxysms are at the worst,
wildly claiming that they have been
elected to fill the principal offices
of the State, instead of the Asylum.
For unblushing cheek the com
mittee of one hundred merchants of
New Orleans, who sought last week
to dictate to the Legislature and in
terfere in the lawful promulgation of
the vote of the State for Governor
and Lieutentant-Governor, are
titled to the bluest of ,blue ribbons
Their trucelent advice and imperti
nent effort to interfere in our affairs
of State has met with merited rebuke
from all right-thinking Democrats.
Having won the victory, the Demo
cratic party of Louisiana, having the
"courage of its convictions," does
not propose to "palter in a double
sense," "that thrift may follow fawn
ing." The famous "one hundred
may be masters of the financial and
commercial situation, but the "one
gallowsed" Democracy of Louisiana
is in the saddle, and not on 'change
or in the market to be betrayed, com
promised or traded off.
Levee Board Proceedings.
Bossier City, La., - )
Thursday, May 7, 1896. f
The Board of Commissioners of
the Bossier Levee District met in
regular session. Present: W. H.
Hodges, President ; Messrs. P. B.
Cash, W. T. Colquitt, H. J. Lenoir,
A. J. Moss, J. T. McDade, T. W. W.
The Board of State Engineers was
represented by Capt. F. M. Kerr.
The minutes of last meeting were
read and approved.
Capt. F. M. Kerr read the follow
ing report :
State of Louisiana,
Board of State Engineers,
New Orleans, May 7, 1896.
Since the last meeting of the Board
of Commissioners of the Bossier
Levee District, all the work under
taken in the District has been com
pleted, the latest being the State work
at Taylor's and at Willow Bend, con
sisting of about a half a mile of new
levee, and about 4| miles of enlarge
ment, and amounting to 90,875 cubic
yards of earthwork, costing §8945.83.
The Board of State Engineers, in
conformity with its usual custom, has
recently, under date of April 20th,
submitted to His Excellency, the
Governor, a report detailing the levee
work undertaken and done in the
State, by the Districts, by the State,
and by the United States, during the
period extending between the ses
sions of the General Assembly of
the State. The following extracts
from this biennial report bear direct
ly upon the Bossier Levee District,
and may not be uninteresting at this
This work undertaken and done in
the Bossier Levee District from April
20, 1894, to April 20,1896, is as fol
By the District : 1.94 miles new
levee, 0.98 miles of enlargement,
amounting to 145,010 cubic yards of
earthwork, costing §21,479 89. In
addition to this, the sum of §1750
was contributed by the District to
ward the cost of the State work from
Knox Point to Buckhorn, and §2500
towards that from Hurricane Bluff to
By the State : 8.09 miles of new
levee, 4.98 miles of enlargement,
amounting to 393,741 cubic yards of
eathwork, costing §22,845 76.
By the United States, under the
direction of Maj. J. H. Willard : 2.55
miles of new levee, amounting to
261,455 cubic yards of earthwork,
costing §88,023 44.
The aggregate of this is 12.58
miles of new levee, 5.96 miles of en
largement, 800,206 cubic yards of
earthwork and an expenditure of
The river front of the Bossier
Levee District is about 85 miles in
length, but owing to the tortuous
course of Red River, many very pro
nounced points occur in its length,
requiring the levee line, for safety
and economy, to be located across
them instead of following around
them, parallel to the general direction
of the stream, as is usual in most
other localities, in which way the
length of the system of public levees
in Bossier, when completed, will
probably not exceed sixty miles.
Of this sixty miles of levee requir
ed for the District, about fifty miles
have already been built and improved
to a grade of three feet above the
highest water so far known in Red
River. This leaves about ten miles
only partially and imperfectly levied,
over which an improved system re
mains to be extended. The work
necessary for this extention, and to
give all parts of the line already im
proved an equal promise of security
against overflow, with that probably
requisite for the further raising and
enlargement of grades and sections
which may yet be found necessary, as
the floods are more completely con
fined, will involve not less than
1,000,000 cubic yards of earthwork.
The localities in the Bossier Levee
District where levee work is most
needed at this date are as follows :
Buck Hall, Cash Point, Pandora,
Colquitt's, Cash's to Dillard's, Hall's,
and from Magenta to Knox Point.
The extent to which the improve
ment of the sections and grades of
the levees in the Bossier Levee Dis
trict must eventually be carried! will
depend largely upon the lessons to
be learned from the future conduct
of the river, when, in its changed
condition, by reason of confinement,
it will be put to a test by the great
floods that will at some time or other
again visit it. Enough, however, is
now known to select the following
localities as needing such enlarge
ment : From Willow Bend to Dil
lard's, and, with the closure of Tone's
Bayou, from Curtis to Knox Point.
It is, therefore, the opinion of the
Board of State Engineers, that the
best efforts of your Board, as well as
of all interested in the future welfare
and prosperity of the Bossier Levee
District, will be required for a [long
time to come to jkeep pace with the
work that will be required for extend
tng the system, adjusting grades and
sections to such dimensions as devel
ments may impose, and for closing
breaches caused by caving banks, not
to speak of the care, preservation
and protection of completed work.
report of tax collector.
To the Honorable President and
Members of the Levee Board of the
Bossier Sub-Levee District: I re
spectfully submit the following re
port of collection for quarter ending
March 31, 1S96 :
On 10 mill tax...,..........§2934 30
On acerage tax........... 2036 05
On 4144 bales cotton...... 2072 00
Benton, La., April 1, 1896.
Mr. Moss moved that the Bossier
Levee Board ask for the issuance of
an additional one hundred thousand
dollars of bonds with which to liqui
date the indebtedness of certificates
and complete the system of the Dis
On a call of the roll the following
was the result :. Yeas—Messrs. Moss
and Lenoir—2. Nays—Messrs. Cash
Colquitt, McDade and Stinson—4.
And the motion was lost.
On motion of Mr. Colquitt, second
ed by Mr. Moss, the Levee Board will
meet as a Committee of the Whole,
with the Board of Reviewers in July
relative to looking into the equaliza
tion of assessments of property in
the alluvial District.
On motion of Mr. Moss, seconded
by Mr. Lenoir, the following résolu
tion was read and adopted :
Be it Resolved, That the President
and Secretary of this Board are hereby
authorized to withdraw from the
Treasury of the State of Louisiana
seven bonds of §100 each, of this
District, and negotiate same at not
less than par, to pay semi-annual in
terest due Hunter Bros, on amount
expended for building Knox Point to
Buckhorn Levee, said interest
amounting to §698 40.
On motion of Mr. Colquitt, the
following accounts were examined,
allowed and the President and Sec
retary were authorized to draw the
following Warrants on State Auditor:
No. 77—Leonard &. Randolph. Attor
neys, quarter to April 9......$62 50
78— J.H. Cabeen, Secretary, quar
ter to April 15................ 75 00
79— A. R. Thompson, cash paid Cau
casian tor advertising $6 and
blank books $4 50............ 10 50
80— W. H. Hodges, expense attend
ing meetings Board.......... 67 50
81— W. T. Colquitt, expense attend
ing meetings Board.......... 20 00
82— H. J. Lenoir, expense attending
meetings Board.............. 30 00
83— A. J. Moss, expense attending
meetings Board.............. 45 00
84— J. T. McDade, expense attend
ing Board $45, interest on
Scopcui work $5 17..........50 l 1
85— T. W. W. Stinson, expense at
tending meetings Board...... 25 00
On motion of Mr. Cash, the Board
adjourned to meet in Benton on Wed
nesday, July 15, 1896.
J. H. Cabeen, Secretary.
The present Congress is doing
nothing but passing appropriation
bills which amount in the aggregate
to about 25 per cent more than the
revenue of the Government. It is
the most extravagant Congress we
have ever had .—Arkansas Gazette.
N. O. Times-Democrat : In Lou
isiana, the power of the Legislature
or Secretary of State to go behind
the official returns has been passed
on by the Supreme Court, which has
decided that it cannot be done.
Business and politics can't both be
lively at the same time.
Plain Dealing Dots.
Mrs. M. B. Curry brought her
mother—Mrs. Banks, who has been
paralyzed for more than twenty
years—to our town last week, where
she spent one night at the residence
of her son, Mr. W. C. Bauks.
Although Mrs. Banks not walked
a step in all these long years of her
afflictions, she is still cheerful and
Miss Louise Jeter, from near
Brownlee, has been the guest of
Mrs. G. E. Gilmer for several days.
Miss Erie Ankrum is quite ill at
her home, though it is hoped she
will soon be up again.
Mr. L. T. Sanders, of the Orchard
Home Nursery, received yesterday
from Bryan, Texas, a 3-months old
pig of the Essex breed, that would
weigh 75 pounds. Mr. Sanders is a
wide-awake eitizen, and is looking
to the improvement of every thing
that tends to the prosperity of onr
country. M ack.
Benton, La., May 12, 2896.
Camp Loudon Butler, No. 409, U.
C. V., met at call meeting with Com
mander W. H. Meares presiding
Communications from Headquar
ters read and ordered filed.
The Camp then proceeded toelect
delegates to the Confederate Reun
ion at Richmond, Ya.
On motion and second, comrades
Major W. H. Meares, Lient. A. P.
Butler and Chaplain E. H. Durbin,
were elected delegates to the Rich
mond, Ya., Reunion of the United
On motion and second, Adjutant
B. R. Nash is hereby directed to
notify those in arrears to please
come forward and settle up their
Ou motion and second, the Camp
adjourned t& meet at next regular
W. H. Meares, Commander.
B. R. Nash, Adjutant.
The Democratic State Central
Committee has called a convention
of the party of the State to meet in
Baton Rbuge on Monday, June Î5,
for the purpose of sending delegates
to the National Democratic conven
tion, to be held in Chicago, July 7,
and to nominate Presidential Elec
tors for the State. The basis of
representation is fixed on the total
population of each parish, according
to census of the retains of 1890.—
The method of selecting the dele
gates to this State convention is
left to the Executive Committee of
each parish, and each parish and
ward of the city of New Orleans is
to be entitled to one delegate to said
convention for each 3500 of popala
tion or fraction of 1250 or over.
White Supremacy.— To show bow
this sentiment prevails in the white
race, we quote from a letter from a
Northern settler in Tensas, a soldier
who followed Sherman "to the sea,"
and a Republican who has never voted
any other ticket in his life. When
he came here to live his instinct and
every quality of his nature taught
him that the welfare of his wife and
children was only to be counted on
under the flag of white supremacy.
He writes : "I hear Foster is elected
by a safe majority. This is a white
man's country and I say let white
men rule. If Pharr had been elected
I should have emigrated ."—Tensas
"The Monthly Illustrator" for May
begins with a continuation of its
series of eminent living artists, with
some account of "Daniel Chester
French," and some pictures of bis
work. "From Cuxhaven to Constan
tinople, is interestingly continued,
with illustrations. " Scandinavian
Customs and Character " is by Hjal
mar Hjorth Boyesen, and has a lot of
good pictures. "Men and Women of
the Hour," shows many portraits,
and there is a lot more which the
reader will find interesting. It is
published at 66-68 Centre Street,
New York, at §2 a year.
Tbe 6th annual reunion of the
United Confederate Yeteraus will
be held at Richmond, Ya., on tbe
30th June, 1st and 2d days of July
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Sister Eliza J. Gilmore was born
in Houston county, Ga., in the year
1838; joined the Baptist church at
Cotton Hill, Randolph county, in
1850 ; was married to I. T. Gifmore,
March 9,1857 ; moved to Louisiana
in 1870'; united with the Haughton
Bqptist ehnrch September 5,1895,
and died April 1,1896. She leaves
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Through the years that I have
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Senator Blauehard's terra expires
on the 4th of March, 1897. The
Legislatnre must elect a Senator at
thin session. According to the de
cision of the United States Senate
in the Montana and other eases the
Governor has no right to appoint a
Senator where tbe Legislature of a
State has had an opportunity and
has failed to take advantage of it,
of electing a Senator. Tbe Gover
nor of a State can only appoint in
the interim between session of tbe
One of the Peabody Summer
Normal Schools will be held in
Shreveport, beginning on Monday,
June 1, and continuing for four
weeks, under tbe supervision of B.
C. Caldwell, State Institate Con
ductor. Board and lodging at the
City Hotel can be bad for $15 for the
month, or at tbe rate 50 cents per
day for two weeks or over. Railroad
rates will be reduced. Tuition free-.
Notice to Teachers.— During
my absence, Mr. A. R. Thompson'
bas kindly consented to receive and;
register yonr Reports, and send
checks for salaries when there are
fands for this purpose. Send all
Reports to him until my return to
dnty. J. A. W. Lowry,
Secretary and Superintendent.
The J. H. Woods Co. want your
trade, whether small or large. All
orders will meet same prompt atten
tion. See J. H. Woods & Co.'s ad,
in this paper. Benton firm.
The Shreveport Gray Cigar, five
cents straight. Sold by L. G.
We should all be Democrats first
and financiers afterwards.
Others sell cheap, and E. Phelps,
the Shreveport shoe and hat man,
don't propose to let them get ahead
of him. If there is any getting
there first, Phelps is going to do it.
Send for his catalogue, which he
will mail you free of charge.
A.Kahn, 223Texas street, Shreve
port, is the sole agent for the cele
brated Charter Oak Stoves and
ranges, and always keeps a large
supply for bis customers; also, gen-
eral house furnishing goods, cutlery,
crockery, glass, cbinaware, etc.
- mtt • -—
General plantation supplies and
groceries, wines, liquor, tobacco, all
kinds of dry goods, boots, shoes,
hats, etc., at S. Herold's, No. 508, on
the Levee, Shreveport.
^ ^ — -
Messrs. Florsheim Bros., Shreve
port, are the leading wholesale deal
ers in dry goods, boots, shoes, &c.,
and they are selling at fabulons low
Homestead Entry No. 4961.
Land Office at Natchitoches, La. )
N February 25, 1896. ' \
otlco is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of hits it"
teution to make final proof in support of In,
claim, and that Raid proof will be made before
Clerk of the District Court, at Benton. L»., 0 n
April 10, 1896, viz: Homestead Entry No
4961—John Jefferson—for the north half of
northwest qnarte?, northwest quarter of north
east quarter of seotion 4, and nortfreast uuaf
ter of northeast quarter of section 5. townaliin
20 North, range 12 West. P
lie names the follow ing witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon ami cultivation
of, said land, viz; R. W. Hanks, of Bsnton p
0.,La.; Dave Stephens, Lloyd Parue, Krank
Jennings, of Midway P. O., La.
Any person who desires to protest against
the allowance of such proof, or knows o!' auv
substantial reason, under the law and the reg
ulations of the Interior Depart ment, why such
proof should not be allowed, will be given an
opportunity at the above mentioned time and
place to cross-examine the witnesses of said
claimant, and to offer evidence iu rebuttal of
that submitted bv claimant.
EDVV D PHILLIPS, Register.
Homestead Entry No. 4316.
Land-Office at Natchitr>«hea, La. >
May 2.1896. 't
N otice is hereby given that the following
named settler has tiled notice of bis iiT
tention to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made before
Clerk of the District Court, at Beuton, La., ou
June 12, 1896. via: Homestead Entry No. 4816_
Richard McCullough—for the west half of
northwest quarter section 32, township 21
North, range 12 West.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of said land, viz; Ed English and John Jef
ferson, of Midway, La., and Frank Jennings
and Morris Jennings, of Rocky Mount, La "
Any person who desires to "protest against
the allowance of such proof, or who knows of
any substantial reason, under the law and-the
regulations of the Interior Department,, why
such proof should not he allowed, will be given
an opportunity at the above mentioned time
and place to cross examine the witnesses- of
said claimant, and to öfter evidence in rebuttal
of that submitted bv claimant.
EDW'D PHILLIPS, Register.
May 7, 1896. juue 11
Nos. 328 and 340.
In Justice J. 1*. Glea
son s Court, Ward ■
B y virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued in.
the above named suit, and to me directed,,
from Justice J. Ft Gleason's Court, iu ward 5,
Bossier parish, La., I have seized and will'
proceed to sell at-public auction to tUelastand
highest bidder, at Midway. La,, within the
legal hours of sale, on Saturday. May 30th,
1896, the following described property, to-wit:.
The southwest'quarter of section 29, town
ship 21, range 12, with all improvements. The
timber on said land has been sold.
The above described property seized as the
property of defendant, Mitchell Jennings.
Terms of Sale—Cash, subject to the benefit
J. L. KEITH, Deputy Sheriff.
T. II. Hutton In Justice Stinson's Court,
vs: > Second Ward, Bossier Parish,
Geo. Jordan. ) lot.
B y virtue of a writ of fieri facias and to me
directed by the Hon. R. C. Stinson, J. P.,
I have seized audwill proceed to sell to the last
and highest bidder, for cash, iu Bossier City,
La., on Saturday, the 16tli day of May, 1896,
the following desoribed property, to-wit :
Said property seized in the above entitled
suit, and will be sold to pay and satisfy said
writ, together with interests and costs.
W. E. MOKKIS, Constable.
Dave Weillor» In Justice R. C. Stinson's
vs. > Coart, Second Ward. Bossier
Geo. Jordan. ) parish. La.
B y virtue of a writ of fieri facias and to me
directed,by »he Hon. R. C. Stinson, J. 1\,
I have seized and will proceed to sell to the
last and highest bidder, for cash, iu Bossier
City, La., on Saturday, tbe 16th day of May,
1S96, the following described propertv, to-wit:
One 2-horse wagon and 20 bushels corn, 2
head hogs and one mule.
The above described property seized in the
above entitled suit, and will be sold to pay
and satisfy said writ, together with interest
W. E-MORRIS. Constable.
E strayed before me. J. L. C. Graliam, Justice
of the Peace, Ward 3, by J. N. Bryan,
and will be sold at Plain Dealing, La., within
the legal hours of sale, on Friday, June 5th,
1896, one Brown Mare, blaze face, hluck mane
and tail, no brands, two hind feet white, about
5 years old, and about 13j bands high.
Appraised at $20.
Also, one Sorrel Mare, ubout 3 years old,
and about 124 bands high, light mane and tail,
no brands, and appraised at $15 00.
The owner is requested to come forward,
prove property, pav charges. Ac
J. L. C. GRAHAM, J. P.
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