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W. H. Scanland, Editor and Proprietor.
THURSDAY,::::::;:::::MAY 21, 1896.
What is Lome without a newspa-
per ? My, my !
Nobody is going to prosper in
body, mind, or business, unless they
work ? _
With some folks, what you wear
counts moro than what you are, says
Man's inhumanity to man is only
excelled by his inhumanity to the
The alleged reformers need reform
ing about as badly as anybody. lie
form the reformers first.
Big feet are more desirable than
the big Lead, for they can be placed
out of the public's sight.
Lots of people know how the gov-
ernment ought to make money, but
they can't make it themselves.
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Man is prone to lay his mistakes
on somebody else and give himself
credit for his successful achieve
Good news for the ladies : The
North American Commercial Compa
ny will be permitted to take 30,000
sealskins this year.
Tho man who never finds anything
good in anybody else is usually the
man who thinks he alone is the only
model of perfection in existence.
Gov. M. J. Foster was inaugurated
Governor of the Stste of Louisiana
on last Monday. The oath of office
was administered by Chief Justice
The Youngstown (Ohio) Bridge
Company has been awarded tho con
tract at $210,600 for a steel bridgo
over the Tennessee river at Knox
Forty persons were killed on the
Indian reservation, adjoining Bich
ardson county, Nebraska, by the cy
clone which swept through that sec
tion Tuesday of last week.
From her mill with China last year,
Japan carries off the largest purse on
record. China has just paid over
$61,000,000 to the little country that
gave her such a sound drubbing.
Baton Rouge, May 20.—In joint
session of the General Assembly to
day Blanchard received 51 votes,
Denegre 31, Pharr 30, Price 11, Mc
Enery 3, Blackburn 3. No election.
The battleship Oregon, on its offi
cial trial trip on the California coast,
last Thursday, made a record of 16.78
kuots an hour, earning a bonus of
$175,000. The machinery ran smooth
ly from start to finish.
The Caucasian of Monday says:
The extension of the Kansas City,
Bhrveport and Gulf Railway south is
progressing rapidly. Twenty cars of
steel rails reached this city yester
day from Johnstown, Pa.
Hon. B. W. MarstoD, one of the
soundest friends of free silver in this
State, says : "After the late humili
ating election I don't think there is
a Democrat in Louisiana who would
see the party disrupted for either
gold or silver."
Monday the Louisiana Legislature
began voting for United States Sen
ator. Following is the first ballot :
Blanchard 49 votes, Denegre 30, Mc
Enery 4, Pharr 30, Price 11, Fenner
1, Blackman 3. The Populists and
Republicans voted solid for Pharr.
The balloting will be continued from
day to day until a Senator is elected.
The Supreme Court of the United
States decided last Monday in what
is known as the "jim crow" car
case of Plessy vs. Ferguson, that
the statute of the State of Louisiana
requiring railroad companies to sup
ply separate coaehes for white and
colored persons Ts constitutional,
affirming the decision of the Court
below. Justice Brown delivered the
opinion. Justice Harlan dissented.
Hon. W. B. Boggs speDt Saturday
at bis home in Plain Dealing.
Miss Carrie Doles, of Cottage
Grove, spent Saturday and Sunday
with Mrs. W. J. Dawson.
Mrs. S. H. Cochran, of Plain
Dealing, was the guest of her sis
ter, Mrs. R. E. Lee, Sunday.
Mrs. N. B. Murfl and Miss Skan
nall, of Shreveport, were the guests
of Mrs. A. J. Murff Saturday and
Mrs. \Y. M. Abney and Mrs. W.
H. Scaulaud visited Mrs. M. A.
McDade, near Fillmore, Saturday
Messrs. J. T. Manry aud L. T.
Sanders left Sunday morning to at
teud tbe Grand Lodge Knights of
Pythias of Louisiana, which met in
annual session at Plaquemine Mon
The Citizens' League.
The persistence of the New Or
leans committee in insisting upon the
acceptance of their plan is arousing
a spirit of resentment among the
country Democrats, who are begin
ning to regard the self-assumed task
of the New Orleans committee as
being rather in the light of imperti
nent intermeddling and a desire to
dictate the policy of the Democratic
party of the State. The Democrats
of North Louisiana claim, and with
somo show of reason, too, that the
Democracy of their section saved the
party when New Orleans was engag
ed in trading off tho State ticket, and
in view of this fact it is little short of
presumption for them at this time to
set themselves up as tho dictators of
the party policy in the State. —Baton
The Citizens' League are presump
tions. Not content with managing
the affairs of their ring, which, by
the way, bids fair to eclipse the Fitz
patrick machine in deeds of bossism,
they have undertaken to dictate the
policy the country Democrats in the
Legislature and Gov. Foster should
pursue. This is cheek for you. The
Governor and his friends at Baton
Rougo will act wisely in giving Mr.
Janvier and his coterie to understand
that tho State of Louisiana, is not
the city of- New Orleans. The League
has 29 members of the Legislature,
but this fact does not entitle it to
the right of dictating the policy of
the State government. The League
is the cause of our political troubles,
and its leaders should bo content
with what they have done.— Mans
We have read the communication
signed by Mr. Kruittschnitt and we
are unable to find any word, sentence
or line of it that can be regarded as
offensive, unless the Committee of
One Hundred have assumed to set
themselves up as a sort of sanctified
royalty and to regard as offensive or
insulting any rejection or criticism of
their views whatever. There never
has been the slightest x-eason for the
institution of this body. The laws
and the constitution, it is true, have
been threatened with violence and a
purpose to upset tho late election by
revolutionai-y methods proclaimed.
But there has never been any weak
ness or irresolution on tho part of
the State authorities in tho face of
these incendiary threats. On the
contrary, the authoi-itics havo all
along quietly proclaimed their ability
and their purpose to put down any
incendiary movement, by the civil
jjower, or, if necessary, by tho mili
tary power of tho State. The course
pursued by tho Committee of One
Hundred has only tended to revive
the drooping hopes of tho insurrec
tionists and to thus prolong the feel
ing of unrest. It was proposed to
set aside an important provision of
the constitution and to dictate im
portant aud far reaching legislation,
before there should be a settlement
of the government This has been
unauthorized, unwise and has tended
to increase the revolutionary spirit
of the Republicans, who have been
defeated overwhelmingly at the polls.
New Orleans States , May 12th.
State Press Opinions.
Gov. Foster deserves credit for
his firm and degnified stand, and
Secretary of State Adams, too, for
his honest, fearless and faithful
work.— Shreveport Judge.
The removal of the State capital
from Baton Rouge to New Orleans
is again suggested. Let the capital
stay where it is, but if removed let
it be located at Alexandria, which
is about the center of the State.—
The capital was removed back to
Baton Rouge because of the corrupt
influences of tho politican at New
Orleans. To return again to that
city would mean particular legisla
tion for that municipality to the
detriment of the country. Let it
stay where it is, or move it to Mor
gan City.— Independent Democrat.
In the selection of a United States
Senator it is the duty of the Legis
lature to choose the ablest and
braiuest man in the Democratic
party, provided of coarse, that he is
a true and loyal Democrat, regard
less of what section of the State he
hails from. Tho man and not the
locality should influence the Demo
cratic members of tho Legislature.—
The press of the State, or, rather,
a portion of the press, is clamoring
for a Constitutional Convention. It
is very evident that onr usually
astute quill drivers have not looked
into the political situation as care
fully as they might and many of
them have gone off "half-cocked."
Existing evils, evils that havo been
made necessary by force of circum
stances, should be corrected as soon
as tbe "return of reason" makes it
possible. To call a Convention im
mediately would be suicidal for the
Democracy. The soreheads and
discontents, their anarchist allies in
North Louisiana and their hungry,
bounty-grabbing confederates in the
sugar section, would make a des
perate tight to protect the ballots of
those who constitute the strength of
their party, and the evil, instead of
being corrected, would be grafted in
our organic laws more deeply than
ever, there to remain until a revolu
tionary uprising of the Caucasians
forcibly accomplished the objects
that are now easily possible, if pre
mature haste of an overzealous peo
ple is not indulged in. Let us try
the Australian ballot law in the Con
gressional elections this fall, and iu
the spring of '99, after somo of the
hot blood engendered during this
campaign shall have resumed sway
among onr erratic and erring sugar
friends, let us have the Constitu
tional Convention.-— Iberville South.
Finding that Baton Rouge was full
of Democrats ready to call down
their bluffs whenever they were per
petrated, the O'Malley clique of
shai-pers have been singing low dur
ing the past few days, and are now
engaged in seeking to accomplish by
strategy what they failed to get by
force. The plan is now to trade
around in the Legislature and get a
Constitutional Convention within
twelve months, in the hope of get
ting another whack at the spoils. In
order to keep possession of all the
local offices they have already won, it
is coolly proposed to have the Con
vention continue those local officers
to the end of their terms, but the
State officoi's who were elected by
the Democrats at the late election it
is proposed to legislate out of office
at tho end of a year. In other words,
the Republicans are not willing to
risk tho offices they already hold to
another election, but they insist upon
having another fight for the State
offices, which have been captured by
the Democrats. And strange to say,
there are Democrats who favor this
scheme, hatched up by the Republi
oans to again place in jeopardy the
Democratic party iu Louisiana.—
Baton Rouge Advocate.
Sherman, Texas, May 16.—The
bodies of fifty victims of yesterday's
cyclone were interred this evening,
and nearly two score^remained to be
burried. Of the 40 persons who are
seriously injured [not half of them
The Fifth Annual Session of the
Louisiana Chautauqua will begin at
Ruston July 1st, and will continue
for six weeks. The management
announce that no pains have been
spared to make the annual assembly
a powerful factor in promoting the
educational interests of the State.
The Chautauqua has but one aim,
the consummuation of broader in
tellectual culture among our people.
For this worthy purpose, the Sum
mer School, where a thorough
course of instruction is provided in
an intelligent and suggestive way,
is conducted by a faculty composed
of some of tbe ablest educators of
The Chautauqua offers annually
the finest coarse of lectures ever
heard from a Louisiana platform.—
Only lectures of a national reputa
tion are secured, and the coming
promises to be unusually rich in at
tractions. While a few definite an
uoucements may be made at this
early day, we are glad to learn that
Dr. Talmage will fill two dates, July
22nd and 23rd, and Sam Jones on
July 10th and 11th.
The religious features will be ex
ceptionally marked. Rev. John F.
Foster, the brilliant young divine of
Jackson, this State, will boat Chau
tauqua during the entire session as
Resident Minister, aQd sermons will
be preached during tho season by
leading ministers of the various
Tho auditorium, where all lectures
aud general entertainments are
given, has seating capacity for
Board can be had at moderate
rates, with special reductions to
One fare rates will be allowed
Chautauqua visitors by all railroads.
For Chautauqua Annual, contain
ing programme and full particulars,
address Mrs. M. II. Williams, Frof.
C. E. Byrd, Shreveport, or Mr. B. F.
Thompson, Secretay of Association,
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Kansas City, Mo., May 18.—News
of the loss of life and destruction of
property by yesterday's cyclone in
Kansas is slowly coming in. Fully
half a dozen towns were struck by
the twister, and many people were
killed. The injured number fully 30,
many of whom, it is feared, are fa
tally hurt. The town of Reserve, in
Brown county, was almost wiped out
of existence. The whole populace
is homeless and great confusion pre
vails. Forty-four buildings in Re
serve alone were razed. The barns
and sheds of all tho farmers living in
the track of the storm were destroy
ed. The destruction came upon the
villagers with scarcely no warning.
The cloud was shaped like an um
brella, and came from the southwest.
Tho people fled precipitately to their
cyclone collars, but many never reach
ed them. The confusion was inde
scribable. Darkness added to the
crash of falling timbers, the cries of
the hurt and the almost deafening
hiss and roar of tho wind struck ter
ror to the hearts of all. Fifty thou
sand dollars would not replace the
damage at Reserve alone.
A Decatur, Illinois, special of the
18th says: Thousands of small perch
fell from the clouds here to-day dur
ing a terrific rainstorm. Main street
was literally covex'ed with them and
their wriggling and flopping on the
ground presented a lively spectacle.
Some of the fish were four inches
long, and from this size they ranged
down to half an inch.
Ladies can get bargains at the
Mary A. Files Millinery Company's
popular millinery store, 320 Texas
"The Delineator" for the month is
full of fashions and has a good list of
fancies. The ladies will enjoy this
number. Price, $1 a year; single
copies, 15 cents. Address The But
terick Publishing Company, East
Fourteenth street, New York City.
Messrs. Florsheim Bros., Shreve
port, are the leading wholesale deal
ers in dry goods, boots, shoes, &c.,
and they are selling at fabulous low
Was It a Pretext P
From the New Orleans States.]
There are more or less professing
Democrats who offered as an excuse
for their lukewarmness or active
hostility to the ticket some real or
fancied grievance against Gov. Fos
ter personally. Is this not a cloak
to tjpver their defection to their par
ty ? .Even the most bitter of the
Governor's enemies, personal or po
litical, are forced to tho confession
that his administration has been an
exceptionally clean aud able one.—
About the only charge that has been
trumped up against it was in refer
ence to the use of the surplus for
the redemption of unmatured bonds,
but this charge fell still-born ; or
rather it reacted against the party
making it. This surplus was in bank
drawing no interest while the bonds
were. It conld not be diverted to
any other purpose than that of pay
ing the interest on or taking up the
bonds. The action referred to un
deniably saved the State $27,000
annually in interest. The charge
made by Treasurer Pickett and en
dorsed by Captaiu Pharr, that this
disposition of tbe surplus forced the
State to borrow money from the
Whitney bank, was proven false by
the statement of the bank, that the
State at all times had funds on hand.
So this, the only charge against
Gov. Foster's administration which
his enemies dared to make even in
a most heated campaign, was prov
ed to be false and calumnious. The
opposition to the GoY'ernor, then,
was left without a leg to stand upon.
No one has had tbe hardihood to
deny that Louisiana, so far as the
State government is concerned, has
been more peaceful and prosperous
during the past four years than at
any period since the civil war.
She Suffers no More.
On Friday morning the 8th of
May, Mrs. Margaret J. Code, after a
short illness, and very unexpectedly,
was released from pain. She was
born July 25th, 1830, in Hawkins
county, Tenn. On April 24th, 1854,
she was married to M. H. Code, who,
with her 9 children, 31 grand and 4
great grand-children, survive her,
with many ardent friends to mourn,
but not as those who have no hope,
for she professed Christ when young,
and while she never joined the
church, she held firmly to the prim
itive faith. She lived in Tennessee
until the 17th of December, 1890,
when, witb husband and two young
est children, came to Bossier parish,
following the larger group of her
children, who had settled here, and
were present to witness the last sad
rites, aud to whom, in the language
of David, would say, she is dead;
she can never come to you, but you
can go to her. Amen.
J. H. Bahnard.
National Prohibition Party
Convention at Pittsburg, Pa.,
May 27.—For the above occasion
tbe Cotton Belt Route will sell round
trip tickets from Benton to Pitts
burg and return at rate of $30 10
for round trip. Dates of sale, May
23rd aud 24th. Limit for return,
O. R. Denton, Agent.
Cotton Belt Excursion on
June 26 and 27.—The Cotton Belt
Route will sell round trip tickets
from Benton to Richmond, Va., and
return, at rate of $24 75, for round
trip. Limit to return twenty days
from date of sale. Account of Con
federate Veteran Reunion at Rich
mond, Jane 30th to July 2nd.
O. R. Denton, Agent.
On May 20th and 21st the Cotton
Belt will sell ronnd trip tickets from
Benton to Memphis, Tenn., and re
tarn at rate of one fare for the ronnd
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.
Canton (Miss.) Times : There is
something wrong when a preocher
gets $400 a year, and a base ball
pitcher $5000. This is» fact, never
Homestead Entry No. 4961.
Land Office at, Natchitoches, La >
N , _ , . February 25, 1896.''r
otice is hereby Riven that the following?
named settler has tiled notice of his i L .
tention to make final proof in support of his
c ahu, and that said proof will be made before
Clerk ot the District Court, at Benton La n.,
April 10. 1896, viz: Homestead Entry No
4961—John Jefferson—for the north half „f
northwest quarter, northwest quarter ot north
east quarter of section 4, and northeast qua f
terot northeast quarter of section 5, township
North, rançe 12 West. ^
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of, said land, viz: R. W. Hanks, of Benton P
O., La.; Dave Stephens, Lloyd Payne Krank
Jennings, of Midway P. O.. La. K
Any person who desires to protest against
the allowance of such proof, or knows of anv
substantial reason, under the law and the re,l.
ulations of the Interior Department, why snA*
proof should not he allowed, will l,o given an
opportunity at the above mentioned time and
place to cross-examine the witnesses of said
claimant, aud to offer evidence in rebuttal' „<■
that submitted bv claimant.
EDYV'D PHILLIPS, Register
Homestead Entry No. 4816.
Land Office at Natchitoches, La. )
N . , . May 2,1896. '(
otice is hereby Riven that the following
named settler bus tiled notice of his int
tention to make final proof in support of his
claim, aud that said proof will he made liefere
Clerk of the District Court, at Benton, La on
June 12, 1896, viz: Homestead Entry No 4816_
Richard McCullough—for the west half of
northwest quarter seotion 32, townshin 21
North, range 12 West. p
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of said land, viz: Ed English and Johu 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 aud the
regulations of tho Interior Department, why
such proof should not be allowed, will be given
an opportunity at tho above mentioned time
and place to cross examine the witnesses of
said claimant, and to offer evidence in rebuttal
of that submitted by claimant.
EDYV'D PHILLIPS, Register.
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Thomas Lyles 1 Nos. 328 and 340.
vs. > lu Justico J. P. Glea
Mitchell Jennings. ) sou s Court, Ward 5.
B y virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued in
the above named suit, and to me directed,
from Justice J. P. Gleason's Court, in ward 5,
Bossier parish, La., I have seized and will
proceed to sell at pnblic auction to the last and
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.
Stray Sale .
E strayed before me, J. L. C. Graham, Justice
of tho Peace, YY'ard 3, by J. N. Bryan,
aud will be sold at Plain Dealing, La'., within
the legal hours of sale, on Friday, Juno 5th,
1896, one Brown Mare, blaze face, black inane
aud tail, no brands, two hind feet white, about
5 years old, and about 13J hands high.
Appraised at $20.
Also, one Sorrel Mare, about 3 years old,
and about 12J bauds high, light mane aud 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.
WM. ENDERS. HENRY ENDERS.
Will. ENDERS Sc SON,
108 and 110 Texas St., Shreveport, L».,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Mattresses, Window Shades,
Wall Paper, &c.
S pecialty of Glazed Sash, Window Glass,
Doors, Blinds and Cypress Shingles.
Mailorders promptly attended.
J. D. Robertson's Star Hotel,
I s now open to the citizens of Bossier aud the
traveling public generally. This house is
newly fitted up aud is tho best hotel in Benton.
The Livery and Feed Stable in connection is
first-class in every respect. Teams and velii
cles, and and attentive drivers always on hand
Stock fed and cared for. Terms reasonable.
A. J. REYNOLDS, Proprietor
Omnibuses Connect with all Trains«
N otice is hereby given in obedience to Arti
cle 48 of the Constitution of Louisian»
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 Ben
ton in place of the existing Charter.
Benton, La., April 9, 1896. 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 willbe paid for the return
to me of above described mare.
tf Oa Player Plaoe