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THURSDAY, 14, 1S9G.
A good rain fell here yesterday
A new organ lor the Methodist
church was received Friday.
The J. II. Woods Lumber Co.
give special attention to country or
ders. The farmers and planters can
buy their lumber from them at very
lowest price. Do not lorget this
when you are ready to buy. They
save you money.
The Parish Treasurer lias received
for collection State Superindendent
A. D. Lafargue's Warrant on the
Auditor of the State for apportion
ment of Current School Fund due
Bossier parish for first quarter of
1S9C, for S1S03 40.
"Life Studies trom Mother Goose,"
under the direction of Mr. Ihos. W.
Dale, will be given by the pupils of
Benton High School, at the Court
Honse, ou June 12,1S0G, to purchase
school apparatus. Performance will
begin promptly at S o'clock r. m.—
Admission, 35 and 15 cents.
Benton High School is doing well
nnder the excellent management of
Professor and Mrs. A. S. Dale.—
During the winter months, when
more pupils attend school than at
any other time of the year, Benton
High School had an enrollment of
eighty-two pnpils. There are now
fifty-niue pupils in attendance.
An elegant assortment of Spring
and Summer Millinery Goodscan be
found at the Mary A. Files Millinery
Company, Limited, 320 Texas St.,
Shreveport. They have goods only
of the finest and best material, and
purchasers are assured of bargains,
and cau rely on goods as represent-
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Mrs. J. W. Gayle, of Robson, is
visiting Mrs. C. O. Gayle.
Mr. J. H. Cabeeu bas been elected
Journal Clerk of the State Senate.
Mrs. L. G. Rasberry, of Bellevue,
is the guest of her daughter, Mrs.
B. F. Oneal.
Mrs. Mary J. Head, of Minden, is
spendiug a few weeks with her sis
ter, Mrs. N. A. Hill.
Mrs. S. H. Clark, of Rush Point
neighborhood, spent last week with
her sister, Mrs. J. n. Belcher.
Sheriff A. R. Thompson and Mr.
H. J. Lenoir left yesterday evening
for a short visit to Batou Rouge.
Mrs. J. P. Greswell left Sunday
afternoon to spend two weeks with
her aant, Mrs. Aunie Land, near
Miss Zoe Hicks, of Shreveport,
spent a few days in Benton last
week as the guest of her sister, Mrs.
W. B. Simpaou.
Mansfied Democrat-Journal, May
8th : Mrs. W. C. Hughes, of Bossier
parish, spent the week with her
mother, Mrs. DuBois.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McDade, of
south Bossier, visited Benton this
week, and were the guests of Capt.
and Mrs. A. P. Butler.
Mrs. H. H. Montgomery, of Plain
Dealing, and Mrs. F. B. Haynes, of
Midway neighborhood, were the
guests of Mrs. n. N. Sibley, last
Miss Sallie Vaughan, of Midway,
and Miss Birdie Scott, of Sbreve
port, were the guests of Mrs. Brax
ton Wise Wednesday and Thursday
of last week.
Miss Mattie Oueal is engaged in
teaching a music class of niue or
ten pnpils in Benton. She is well
qualified for the work, and her pu
pils are receiving valuable service
at her hands.
Car When you want to spend your
money, see me. I handle Corn,
Oats, Hay, Sugar, Coffee, Flour and
all kinds of Groceries; Dry Goods,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Ready Made
Clothing, and the Celebrated Bnck
Skin Breeches; Coffins, Furniture,
Wagon and Plow Fixtures, Cows,
Mules, Livery Stables, Blacksmith
Shop, Saw Mill, Lumber, Shingles
and Town Lots. Titles perfect.—
Terms— Three-Thirds Cash , balance
when you get the goods.
Yours to command.
T. M. Vaughan.
J. H. Woods &Co., manufacturers
of Rough and Dressed Yellow Pine
and Oak Lumber, will cut and fill
your bills on short notice. Will sell
you lumber cheap on yard, or deliver
it for you ou or off of railroad.—
Write for prices before buying else
On May 20th and 21st the Cotton
Belt will sell round trip tickets from
Beutou to Memphis, Tenn., and re
turn at rate of one fare for the round
trip, on account of the General As
sembly Presbyterian church, which
meets at Memphis, May 21. Limit
for return, June 5th.
O. R. Denton, Agent.
Ladies cau get bargains at the
Mary A. Files Millinery Company's
popular millinery store, 320 Texas
Make out your bills and send them
to the J. II. Woods Lumber Co. for
prices. They will give you best
figures on all kinds of lumber.
Important Dental Notice.
To all patients coming to me for
services along Cotton Belt Railway,
I will pay their railroad fare both
coming and going, when work is
done amounting to $10 and over, or
I will pay fare one way when work
amounts to 85. So there will be no
expense to you to run down. Every
thing guaranteed, aud prices made
satisfactory before work is done.
Dr. Chas. C. McCloud,
Loading Dentist, Shreveport, La.
Same Old Stand.
The studio, No. 601 Texas street,
known as the "The Star Gal
lery," has been remodeled through
out, and is now the largest and most
modcru place of the kiud in Shreve
port. Call aDd examine our work
before going elsewhere. We can
save you mouey. Satisfaction guar
Dr. T. M. Comegys, office over
Zodiag's, adjoining Opera nouse,
BENTON,—Preaching every third Sunday
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Thursday at 7:30 p. m.
Place of worship, Court Honse.
CL'RTIS.—Preaching every first Sunday at
11 a. m.
LOVELY POINT.—Preaching second and
fourth Sundays in each month at 11 a. m.
J. S. CAMPBELL, Pastor
Time Table Cotton Belt Route.
Freight, No. 11, due at Benton......7:11 a. m.
Passenger, No. 8. duo at Benton......5:08 i\ M.
Passenger, No. 7, due at Benton____10:14 a. m
Freight, No. 11. due at Benton......5:U8i\ m.
O. It. Dkxton, Agent.
Immigrai ion Agent.
P arties wishing to sell land would do well
to confer with me.
J. E ADO ER.
Hughes Spur, Bossier Parish, La.
N otice is hereby given in obedience to Arti
cle 48 of the Constitution of Louisiana
that, at the approaching session of the General
Assembly of the State, a bill will be introduced
to create a new Charter for the town of Bon
ton in place of the existing Charter.
Benton, La.. April 3, 1836. may 14
F rom Captain Thomas Player's place, near
Hughes Spur, on April 11th, a small yel
low cream colored mare, blaze face, stumpy
tail. 5 years old, trade brand on shoulder.
A liberal reward will he paid for the return
to me of above described mare.
tf On Player Place.
M. A. Keith, et al,
Minors of J. F. and Emma McKinney.
No. 4016. In District Court. Bossier Par., La.
B y virtue of an order and commission for
sale, issued in the aliovo entitled suit,
and to me directed, authorizing and requiring
me to seii for purpose of partition between
plan tiffs and defendants, the hereinafter de
scribed property owned in indivision by them,
I will, on Saturday, June 20, 1896, at the Court
House, in the town of Benton, La., within the
legal hours described by law. proceed to sell
at public auction to the last and highest bid
der. the following described land, to-wit:
The east half of northeast quarter of section
25, township 21, range 12. containing 80 acres,
more or less, situated in Bossier parish, La.
Terms of Sale—Cash, sutject to the benefit
A. R. THOMPSON.
Sheriff and ex-officio Auctioneer.
Benton, La-, May 14,1896.
A ttorney at Law, Benton, Bossier parish,
J. ml. If*. Lowry.
A ttorney at Law, Benton, La. Will prac
tice in the Courts of Bossier, Bienvilte
and Webster parishes.
mllurtr A' If *ebb.
A ttorneys at Law, Benton, Louisiana. Will
practice in the Courts ot Bossier and
Cjt. W. Sen tell Sc Co.,
Cotton Factors and
No. 100 Gravier St., New Orleans.
GOLDSTEIN, MABRY & CO.
Fruit, Cheese, Butter, Etc.,
226,228 ami 330 Texas Street, Shreveport.
Commisson Jflerch an ts
And Dealers in
GRAIN, HAY AND FEED STUFF,
CitOand 608 Levee, Shreveport.
SAM BENJAMIN, Agent,
316 ou the Levee, Shreveport, La., ,
Dry Good«, Clothing, Boots,
Will sell as low as any house in town.
Florsheim Bros.' Dry Goods
V no LESA Lh DEALERS IX
Boot« and Shoe«,
Nos. 210, 212, 214,216 Levee St.,
F. MARTEL & SON,
Always the Lowest Plaee.
Hsw Store. Hew Stock.
COOKING AND HEATING STOVES
House Furnishing Goods.
Tin, Sheet Iron aud Copper Work done on
Keep a full stock of Sheet Iron and Tin
Roofing, Valleys and Guttering.
CALL AT 211 TEXAS STREET,
Ouo Car Genuine Millet Seed,
1400 Kegs Steel Cut Nails,
500 Kegs Wire Nails,
500 Coils Barbed Wire,
Lime, Cement and a lull line ot
J. H. WOODS & CO.,
Having purchased the mill plant
formerly operated by T. M. Vaughan
and others, at BENTON, LA., are
now prepared to furnish tho trade all
Rough or Dressed, at the lowest Cash
All Orders filled Promptly and
J. H. WOODS, formerly Vice
President and Manager for tho Mar
tin Lumber Co., at Bolinger, under
stands the wants of the people, and
will use every effort to please.
Give us a call and be convinced
that we mean business.
Yours, Very Respectfully]
J. H. WOODS & CO.
J. D. Robertson's Star Hotel,
I s now open to the citizens of Bossier ami the
traveling public generally. This honse is
Dewly fitted up and istlie best hotel in Benton.
The Livery and Feed Stable in connection is
first-class in every respect. Teams and velii
vies, and and attentive drivers always »11 hand
Stock ted and cared for. Terms reasonable.
Stray Sale .
Jtstrayed before me. R. C. Stinson, J. P.. 2d
ward, by Ben Flanagan, on April 6. 1836.
one dark Red Cow. marked as follows: Under
lut in left ear, in the right crop, hole and split;
about 6 years old. Appraised at 810. W ill be
sold at Vanceville on Saturday, May 16, 1896.
The owner or owners are requested to come
forward, prove property and pay charges, or
the said cow will be sold according to law.
R. C. STINSON, J. P.
.Votire to Trespassers.
N o hunting or fishing on ray place will be
allowed. Trespassers will be prosecuted
to the fullest extent of the law.
DR. W. M. ABNEY,
Iancy and Toilet Articles,
Sponges, Brushes, Perfumery, &c.
P rescriptions carefully compounded, and
orders tilled with care and dispatch.
Stock of medicine complete, and warranted
genuine and of t hobest quality.
Old Reliable Companies .
Correspondence Solicited en all Classes of
51G Spring Street,
Nos. 223 and 225
TEXAS STREET, SHREVEPORT, LA.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
CniXA TT A R B
And General House Furnishing Goods,
Sole Agent for the Celebrated
Charter Oak and Buck's Brilliant
Stoves and Ranges.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots,
SHOES AND HATS.
General Plantation Supplies.
No. 508, on the Levee,
W. B. JACOBS,
W. S. PEN1CK, JR.,
Capital: $200,000 00.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Of Shreveport , J La.
E. & W. B. JACOBS,
Comfort and Speed Com -
bitted JVhen Taaveling
- via the —
St. Louis the Worth and East.
TWELVE HOURS saved by taking
the St. Louis limited train,
short line to all points in
Memphis, Shreveportor New
Orleans. Direct Route
CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO.
Double Daily Trains With Pullman
For Ticketsand further information, call on
or address your nearest ticket agent, or
L. S. THORNE, ) GASTON MESMER,
3d Vice-President and ;• General Passeger aud
General Manager. ) Ticket Agent.
W. C. PERRIN,
And Commission Merchant,
No. 120 Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
j make cash advances on consignments of Cot
W ill give his personal attention to the sale
ot Cotton, Wool and Hides. Will
ton. Gives careful attention to the purchase
of Groceries or Dry Goods on orders.
WHITED A WHELESS,
ALDEN BRIDGE, LA.,
Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
SHINGLES AND MOULDINGS.
Careful Attention to Orders by Mail.
:»«. .»y* tv-*
13 3 4 Texas Street,
IS THE BIG STOVE HOUSE OF SHREVEPORT, U.
Full Line of Heaters,
Full Line of Cookers,
Full Line of House Furnishing Goods,
CHEAPEST IH THE CITY !
SHERIDAN, STORNIER & CO,, Proprietor».
îcT Send, us your ad
dress on a postal card
and we will send yon.
one of the nicest
Catalogues yon. ever
saw. It contains over
lOO ^Different Styles
of Good Shoes, and
yon can have it tor
Shreveport Shoe Man.
FIELD AND GARDEN SEED
I am now ready for business and will keep constantly on band »
com pel te stock of Produce and Seeds, Seed Potatoes, etc. If you will
get my prices I will get your orders.
Nos. 104 and 106 Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
MACK WELLMAN, |
G01 Texas Street,
JtdT Gooffs shipped on day of re
ceiving order, and your patronage
514 Market Street, Shreveport, lift..
Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler.
WATCHES 1I.OUKS AND JEWELRY.
SpecÄUenti.m given to re
.pairini ^B'ghest prices paid
I tar nidg—— Prompt attention
given to country orders.
timber belt itmbebco,,
R. W. DANKS,
F. 1. HANKS,
See'y and Treasurer.
3i MILES EAST OF BENTON.
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED AND
DELIVERIES MADE AT BENTON
P. O. BEXTOX, LA.
Ne. 318 Texan Street,