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Rev. II. J. Boltz will preach in
Benton next Sunday, 24th inst.
Nearly everything was in the
swim yesterday morning, literally
The Shreveport Gray Cigar, five
cents straight. Sold by L. G.
Rev. P. II. Hensley will preach in
Benton on the fifth Sunday, May
31st, at 11 o'clock a. m.
Crops are looking well. The con
tinued warm weather has been fa
vorable to both corn and cotton.
Mr. J. M. Montgomery lias nearly
completed a very neat cottage of
four rooms, west of his residence.
• Make out your bills and send them
to the J. H. Woods Lumber Co. for
prices. They will give you best
figures on all kinds of lumber.
See advertisement of Metropoli
tan Portrait Co. Mr. C. P. Brice
was iu Benton last week exhibiting
some very fine specimens of work
of this Company.
Last Friday Mr. J. D. Robertson
purchased Mr. F. B. Haynes' half
interest in tho Star Hotel building
for §300. Mr. Robertson now owns
the entire property.
Tho next stated meeted meeting
of Cypress Lodge will be held next
Saturday. Work in the degrees,
and an application for membership
will be presented.
A Missionary Baptist church was
organized here last Sunday with ten
members. Elder T. D. Bush preach
ed the sermou. Also, tho lot feli
upon him to be Moderator of the
Married, at Mr. R. E. Lee's, in
Benton, on the evening of the 20th,
by Elder J. S. Campbell, Mr. Charles
Smith and Miss Janie Bradford;
Mr. J. C. Allen and Miss M. E. Allen;
all of Antrim, this parish.
May their pathway through life
be pleasant, and may the Lord
abundantly bless them.
Railroad Sold in Benton.—
Last week Mr. B. W. Schenebcck
sold to Mr. W. B. Simpson, of this
place, one-half interest in the Red
River and Lake Bodeau Railroad,
together with rolling stock and
The J. II. Woods Lumber Co.
givo special attention to conntry or
ders. The farmers and planters can
bny their lumber from them at very
lowest price. Ho not forget this
when you are ready to buy. They
save yon money.
About 11:30 yesterday morning
this place was visited by the sever-
est rain and wind storm knowu for
years. The rain poured down in
torrents, flooding the whole face of
the earth with water, while the wind
blew at a fearful rate, blowing down,
uprooting and twisting off trees at
Democratic Executive Committee.
The members of the Democratic
Executive Committee of Bossier
Parish are requested to meet in Ben
ton, on Saturday, May 30,1896, for
the purpose of adopting method of
selecting delegates to State Conven
tion to bo held at Baton Rouge on
W. B. Boggs, Chairman.
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.
ia this paper. Benton firm.
An Excellent Georgia Paper.
The Angusta Weekly Chronicle
is issued twice a week, Tuesday and
Friday. Each issue contaius eight
pages. The subscription is only §1
per year, less thau 1 cent a copy.—
This is one of tho best and cheapest
weeklies iu the United States.—
Every issue contaius a commercial
and financial page equal to the best
in the country. The commercial
and financial news covers the world.
The Weekly Chronicle contains the
choicest selections from tho daily.
There is no family formerly from
Georgia in Bossier that should be i
without tho Chronicle. Remember
the price is only $1 per year for an
eight page paper issued twice a
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 Buck
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 Cush, balance
when you get the goods.
Yours to command.
T. M. Vaughan.
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 tho finest and best material, and
purchasers are assured of bargains,
and cau rely on goods as represeut
"Life Studies trom Mother Goose,"
under the direction of Mr. Thos. W.
Dale, will be given by the pupils of
Benton High School, at the Court
House, on June 12,1S9G, to purchase
school apparatus. Performance will
begin promptly at S o'clock P. M.—
Admission, 35 and 15 cents.
J. IÏ. Woods & Co., manufacturers
of Rough and Dressed Yellow Pine
and Oak Lumber, will cut and fill
your bills ou short notice. Will sell
you lumber cheap on yard, or deliver
it for you on or off of railroad.—
Write ior prices before buying else
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 810 and over, or
I will pay fare one way when work
amounts to §5. So there will be no
expense to you tornu down. Every
thing guaranteed, and prices made
satisfactory before work is doue.
Dr. Chas. O. McCloud,
Leading Dentist, Shreveport, La.
Same Old Staud.
The studio, No. 601 Texas street,
known as tho "The Star Gal
lery," has been remodeled through
out, and is now tho largest and most
modern place of tho kiud in Shreve
port. Call aud examine our work
before going elsewhere. We cau
save you money. Satisfaction guar
Dr. T. M. Comegys, office over
Zodiag's, adjoiniug Opera nouse,
BENTON.—Preaching every third Sunday
at 11 a. m. and 7:110 p. in.
Prayer meeting every Thursday at 7:30 p. in.
Place of worship, Court House.
CURTIS.—Preaching every first Sunday at
II a. in.
LOVELY POINT.—Preaching second and
fourth Sundays in each month at If a. m.
J. S. CAMPBELL, Pastor.
Time Table Cotton Belt Route.
Freight. No. 11, duo at Benton......7:11 a m.
Passenger, No. 8. due at Benton......5 08 r. M.
Passenger, No. 7, due at Benton----10:11 a. m.
Freight, No. 11, due at Benton......5:08p. m.
O. R. Denton, Agent.
P arties wishing to sell laud would do well
to confer with me.
J. E. ADGER,
Hughes' Spur. Bossier Parish, La.
Big inducement to Ladies
and Gentlemen ,
fTlo represent the Metropolitan Portrait Co.
A One hundred dollars per month guaran
teed to right parties. Address or apply to
METROPOL1TAL PORTRAIT CO..
628 Terra* Street. Shreveport • Ur
Joannes Smith ,
ttorney at Law, Denton, Bossier parish,
J . «1. If. Lowry,
A ttorney at Law, Benton, La. Will prac
tice in the Courts of Bossier, Bienvilla
and Webster parishes.
»HurfT 4* Webb,
A ttorneys at Law-, Benton, Louisiana. Will
practice in the Courts ot Bossier and
Gr. W. Sentell & Co.,
Colton Factors and
No. 19Ç Gravier St.. New Orleans.
GOLDSTEIN, MABRY & CO.
Fruit Cheese. Butter, Etc.,
22f>, and o.!0 Texas Street, Shreveport.
Comm isson »lier eh an ts
And Dealers in
GRAIN, HAY AND FEED STUFF,
606anil 008 Levee, Shreveport.
SAW BENJAMIN, Agent,
010 ou the Levee, Shreveport, La.,
Dry Good«, Clothing, Hoot«,
Will sell as low as anv house in town.
Flörsheim Bros.' Dry Goods
Y' HO LES ALL DEALERS IX
Hoot« and Shoe«,
Nos. 210, 212, 214, 216 Levee St.,
F. MARTEL & SON,
Always the Lowest Place.
New Store. New Stock.
COOKING AND HEATING STOVES
House Furnishing lwoods .
Tin, Sheet Iron aud Copper Work douo on
Keep a full stock of Sheet Iron aud Tin
Roofing. Valleys and Guttering.
CALL AT Gil TEXAS STREET,
HlN STOCK :
Ono Car Genuine Millet Seed,
1 100 Kegs Steel Cut Nalls,
500 Kegs Wire Nails,
500 Coils Barbed Wire,
Lime, Cement and aiulllincof
A AD HAY'
J. II. WOODS & CO.,
Having purchased tho 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 bo convinced
that wo mean business.
Yours. Very Respectfully*
J. H. WOODS A CO.
Partition Sale .
M. A. Keith, ct al,
Minors of J. F. ami Emma MeKinnev.
No. 4016. In District Court, Bossier Par., La.
i >y virtue of an order and commission for
Y sale, issued in the above entitled suit,
and to me directed, authorizing and requiring
mo to sell for purpose of partition between
plan tiffs aud defendants, the hereinafter de
scribed property owned in indivision by them,
I will, on Saturday, June 20, 1806, at tho Court
House, in the town of Benton, La., within the
legal hours prescribed by law, proceed to sell
at public auction to the last and highest bid
der. the following described laud, to- wit •
The east half ot northeast quarter of section
25, township 21, range 12, containing 80 acres,
more or less, situated iu Bossier parish, La.
Terms of Sale—Cash, subject to the benefit
A. R. THOMPSON,
Sheriff and ex officio Auctioneer,
Bentou, La., May 14,1896
Notice to Trespassers .
N o hunting or fishing ou iny place will be
allowed. Trespassers will be prosecuted
to the fullest extent of the law.
DR. W. M. ABNEY,
Fancy and Toilet Article«,
Spouges, Brushes, Perfumery, &c.
P rescriptions carefully compounded, and
orders filled with care and dispatch.
Stock of medicine complete, and warranted
genuine and of tho best quality.
Old Reliable Companies.
Correspondence Solicited on all Classes of
51 G Spring Street,
Nos. 223 and 225
TEXAS STREET, SHREVEPORT, LA.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
CHINA ll'.l R F.
And General House Furnishing Goods. Also,
Sole Agent for the Celebrated
Charter Oak and Buck's Brilliant
Stoves and Ranges.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots,
SHOES AND HATS.
Ceneral Plantation Supplies.
No 508, on the Levee,
W. B. JACOBS,
W. S. BENICK, JR.,
Capital : $200,000 00.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
Of Shreveport , Ed,
E. & W. B. JACOBS,
Comfort and Speed Com
bined When Taaveling
- via the -
St. Louis the North and East.
TWELVE HOURS saved by taking
the St. Louis limited train,
short line to all points in
Orleans. Direct Route
CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO.
Double Daily Trains With Pullman
For Tickets aud further information, call on
or address vour nearest ticket agent, or
L. S. THORNE, Â GASTON MESLIEK,
3d Vice-President and > General Passeger and
General Manager. ) Ticket Agent.
W. C. PERRIN,
And Commission Merchant,
No. 120 Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
W ill give his personal attention to the sale
ot Cotton, Wool aud Hides. Will
make cash advances ou consignments of Cot
ton. Gives careful attention to the purchase
of Groceries or Dry Goods on orders.
WHITED & WHELESS,
ALDEN BRIDGE, LA.,
Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
SHINGLES AND MOULDINGS.
Careful Attention to 1 Orders by Mail.
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« THE FAIR,* 5
2 34 Texas Street^
IS THE BIG STOVE HOUSE OF SHREVEPORT, 11
Full Line of Heaters,
Full Line of Cookers,
Full Line of Souse Furnishing Goods,
CHEAPEST IN THE CITY!
SHERIDAN, STORNIER & CO., Proprietor«.
II TIW .........
4©* Send iis yoür ad«
dress on a postal card
and -vve will send you
one of* tlie nicest
Catalogues you. ever
saw- It contains over
lOO L>i fie rent Styles
ol* Good Slioes^ and
you can have it for
tlie asking - .
Shreveport Shoe Man,
FIELD AND GABDEN SEEÖ
I am now ready for busiuess and will keep constantly on baud
compolte stock of Produce and Seeds, Seed Potatoes, etc. If yon Will
got my prices I will get your orders.
Nos. 194 and 106 Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
PAINT AND WALL PAPER
G01 Texas Street,
IST Goods shipped on day of re
ceiving order, and your patronage
514 Market Street, Shreveport, L 3 .,
Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler.
WATCHES CLOCKS AND JEWELRY.
L Special attention given to re
f^Lpairing. Highest prices paid
- - isÄ for olffgold. Prompt attention I
ytven to oonntry orders.
TIMBEB BELT LUMBER CQn
R. W. HANKS, } F. I. HANKS,
President. | See'y and Treasurer f
3£ MILES EAST OF BENTÖN;
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED AN#
DELIVERIES MADE AT BENTON
P. O. BENTON, LA.
No. 318 Texas Street,