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The weather is fine and crop pros
pects excellent for both cotton and
Make out your bills and send them
to the J. H. Woods Lumber Co. for
prices. They will give you best
figures ou all kinds of lumber.
Benton will soon boast of a brick
store. Our iuterprising townsman,
Mr. T. M. Vaughan, intends to build
a store, 40 by SO feet, on his present
business site, assoouasthe material
can be put down.
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 forget this
when you are ready to buy. They
save you money.
The secoud quarterly meeting for
the North Bossier Circuit will be
held at Mount Pleasant, better
known as Hughes Spur, May 30th
and 31st, embracing the fifth Sun
day of said month. The quarterly
Conference will bo held on Saturday,
May 30th. We earnestly request a
full attendance of official members,
aud a large congregation is desired.
EL J. Boltz, P. C.
Democratic Executive Committee.
The members of the Democratic
Executive Committee of Bossier
Parish are requested to meet in Ben
ton, on Saturday, May 30, 1S9G, for
the purpose of adopting method of
selecting delegates to State Conven
tion to be held at Baton Rouge on
W. B. Boggs, Chairman.
Mrs. L. A. Brownlee left Monday
evening to visit her sick cousin, Mr.
Ö. N. Arnold, at Marshall, Texas.
Mr. Thos. W. Dale, of Caddo par
ish, is visiting his brother, Prof. A.
S. Dale, and is the guest of Mr. B.
Mr. J. A. Sewall lett ou Sunday
evening's train for Pulaski, Tenn.,
to visit a sick daughter who is at
tending school at that place.
Mr. J. C. Sutton, who moved from
this parish to Terrell, Texas, last
February, is back on a two weeks'
visit to his old friends in Bossier.
Mrs. S. N. Arnold left Saturday
evening for Marshall, Texas, where
she was summoned to the bedside
of her husband, who was reported
Senator J. A. W. Lowry aud Mr.
A. H. Cabeen, Journal Clerk of the
Senate, came up to Beuton Friday
oveuing, aud left for Batou Rouge
Emma's Scrap Basket.
Health very good.
Faruiiug the leading business,
Cotton chopping the order of the
The Literary Society increasing
both in magnitude and interest.
The majority of the neighborhood
met Saturday, 23rd, at the Rogers'
graveyard, near this place, aud
cleaned it off nicely. Tho ladies
attended; had a nice basket dinner,
aud all had quite an eujoyable time.
Other neighborhoods please lollow
their example. PAT.
J. H. Woods & Co., manufacturers
of Rough and Dressed Yellow Pino
and Oak Lumber, will cut and fill
yonr bills on short notice. Will sell
yon lumber cheap ou yard, or deliver
it for you on or off of railroad.—
Write for prices before boyiDg else
tiaN' When you want to spend yonr
money, see me. I haudle Corn,
Oats, Hay, Sugar,Coffee, Flour and
all kiuds of Groceries; Dry Goods,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Beady 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 Cash , balance
when you get the goods.
Yours to command.
T. M. Vaughan,
An elegant assortment of Spring
and Summer Millinery Coodscan be
found at the Mary A. Files Millinery
Compauy, Limited, 320 Texas St.,
Shreveport. They have goods only
of the finest and best material, and
purchasers are assured of bargains,
and can rely ou goods as represent
"Life.Studies from Mother Goose,''
under the direction of Mr. Ihos. TV.
Dale, will be given by the pupils of
Beuton High School, at the Court
House, on J une 12,1890, to purchase
school apparatus. Performance will
begin promptly at 8 o'clock r. M.—
Admission, 35 and 15 cents.
Cotton Belt Excursion on
June 20 and 27.—The Cotton Belt
Route will sell round trip tickets
from Beutou 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 Veterau Reunion at Rich
mond, June 30th to July 2nd.
O. R. Denton, Agent.
Ladies can get bargains at the
Mary A. Files Millinery Company's
popular millinery store, 320 Texas
The J. II. Woods Co. want your
trade, whether small or large. All
orders will meet same prompt atten
tion. See J. H. Woods & Co.'s ad.
iu this paper. Benton firm.
Florida means to raise3,000,000
Broad street, Philadelphia, is 12
miles iu length.
There are six men in the Legisla
ture whose combiued majorities ou
April 21 were just 48 votes. They
are Odom, of St. Helena, with 7
majority; Bennett, of Washington,
with 20, Caldwell, of Natchitoches,
with 4; Gunby, of Union, with 3;
Nelson, ef Claiborne, with 11; and
Brewster, of Orleans, with 3.
Important Dental Notice.
To all patients coming to me for
services along Cotton Belt Railway,
I will pay their railroad fare both
coming aud 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 to run down. Every
thing guaranteed, and prices made
satisfactory before work is done.
Dr. Chas. C. McCloud,
Leading Dentist, Shreveport, La.
Same Old Stand.
The studio, No. 601 Texas street,
known as tho a TnE STAR GAL
LERY," has been remodeled through
out, and is now the largest and most
modern place of tho kind in Shreve
port. Call and examine our work
before going elsewhere. We can
save you money. Satisfaction guar
Dr. T. M. Comegys, office over
Zodiag's, adjoining Opera House,
Appointments for North Bossier
Circuit, Methodist Church.
CONCORD—First Sunday in each month,
at 11 o'clock a. m.
PLAIN DEALING—Second Sunday in each
month, at 11 a. m.
COLLINSBUKG—Second Sunday in each
month, at. 4 o'clock p. ro.
MOUNT PLEASANT—Third Sunday in
each month, at 11 o'clock a m.
ALDEN BRIDGE—Third Sunday iu each
month, at 4 o'clock p. in.
BENTON—Fourth Sunday in each month,
at 11 o'clock a. m.
Prayer meeting at the Methodist Church, in
Benton, every Tuesday night.
H. J. BOLTZ, T. C.
BENTON.—Freaching every third Sunday
at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Thursday at. -50 p. m.
Place of worship, Conrt House.
CURTIS.— Preaching every first Sunday at
U l6vELY POINT.—Preaching second and
fourth Sundays in each month at 11 a. ro.
J. S. CAMPBELL, Paster.
Joannes Smith ,
A ttorney at. Law, Benton, Bossier parish,
J. .f. IF. IäOicry,
A ttorney at Law, Benton, L.i. \\ ill prac
tice iu the Courts of Bossier, Bienville
and >\ ebster parishes.
tllur/f # Webb.
A ttorneys at Law, Bouton, Louisiana. Will
r\- uractieo in the Courts ot Bossier and
I O. AY. Sente 11 & Co.,
Cotton Factors and
! Commission Merchants,
No. 190 Gravier St., New Orleans
GOLDSTEIN, MABRY L CO.
Fruit, Ch9ess, Butter, Etc.,
22G, 22 S and 330 Texas Street, Shreveport
Comm isson tiler chan ts
And Dealers in
CRAIN, HAY AND FEED STUFF,
000 and 008 Levee, Shreveport.
Sill BEAJATIIY, Agent,
510 ou the Levee, Shreveport, La.,
Drv Goods, Clothing, Roots,
Will snll as low as an v house in town.
Florsheim Bros.' Dry Goods
WHOLESALE DEALERS AT
Root* and Shoes,
Nos. 210, 212, 214,216 Levee St.,
F. MARTEL & SON,
Always tho Lowest Plaee.
New Store. New Stock.
COOKING AND HEATING STOVES
House Furnishing Goods .
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Work done on
Keep a full stock of Sheet Iron and Tin
Roofing. Valleys aud Guttering.
CALL AT 211 TEXAS STREET,
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 the 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.
Givo us a call and be convinced
that we mean business.
Yours, Very Respectfully^
J. H. WOODS & CO.
Partition Sale ,
M. A. Keith, ot al,
Minors of J. F. and Emma McKinney.
Nc. 1016. In District Court, Bossier l'ar., La.
B y virtue of an order and commission for
sale, issued in the above entitled suit,
and to me directed, authorizing and requiring
me to sell for purpose of partition between
plantitfs and defendants, the hereinafter de
scribed property owned iu indivision by them,
1 will, on Saturday, Juue 20, 1896, at the Court
House, in the town of Benton, La., within the
legal hour? prescribed bylaw, proceed to snll
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, subject to the benefit
Sheriff and ex-officio Auctioneer.
Benton, La,, May 14,1896.
Rig Inducement to Radies
and Gentlemen ,
rito represent the Metropolitan Portrait Co.
I One hundred dollars per month guaran
teed to right parties. Address nr apply to
METROPOLITAL PORTRAIT CO
626 Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
tVotice to Trespassers .
Vfo hunting or fishing on my place will bo
aNi allowed. Trespassers will he prosecuted
to the fullest extent of the law.
arlies wishing to sell land would do well
to confer with me.
J. E. ADGER,
Hughes' Spur, Bossier Parish, La.
Time Table Cotton Belt Boute.
Flight. No. ÄÄ...» ».
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Passenger, No. 7, due at Benton ____ 16:41 a. m.
Freight, No. II, due at Benton...... 5:08p. m.
O &, Desto-. Agent,
DR. W. M. ABNEY,
BENI OS, LA.,
CW ERIC ALS,
Fancy and Toilet Articles,
Sponges, Brusnos. lVriunicry, Ac.
P rescriptions carefully compounded. and
orders tilled with care and dispatch.
Stock of medicine complete, and warranted
genuine and of the best quality.
Old, Reliable Companies
Corrospondouco Solicited on all Classes of
510 Spring Street,
Nos. 223 and 225
TEX A S STREET , SHREVEPORT, LA
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
And General House Furnishing Goods, Also,
Solo Agent for the Celebrated
Charter Oak and Buck's Brilliant
Stoves and Ranges.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots,
SHOES AND HATS.
Cencral Plantation Supplies.
No 508, on tho Levee,
W. B. JACOBS,
W. S. TEN1CK, JR.,
Capita : $300.000 00.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Of Shreveport , Ed.
E. & W. B. JACOBS,
Comfort and Speed Coni*
billed When Taavellng
- via the -
BEST R 1A*E
—TO— w "'
Sti Louis the North and East.
♦TWELVE HOURS saved by taking
the St. Louis limited train,
short line to all points in
Memphis, Shreveportôr New
Orleans. Direct Route
CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO.
Double Daily Trains With Pullman
For Tickets and further information, call on
or address vour nearest ticket agent, or
L. S. THORNE, Î GASTON MESLIER,
3d Vice-President and j- General Passeger and
General Manager. ) Ticket Ageut.
W- C. PER11IX,
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 Got
ten. Gives caret ul attention to the purchase
of Groceries or Dry Goods on orders.
WHITED 4k WHELESS,
ALDEN BRIDGE, LA.,
I Rough and Dressed Lumber,
! Sash, Doors and Blinda,
SHINGLES AND MOULDINGS.
j Careful Attention to Orders by Mail.
BRI OS E BE
i2 4 Texas Street,
IS THE BIG STOVE HOUSE OF SHREVEPORT, LA.
Full Line of Heaters,
Full Line of Cookers,
Full Line of House Furnishing Goods,
CHEAPEST IN THE CITY !
SHERIDAN, STORNIER & CO., Proprietor*.
1 ST Send as year ad*»
dress oa a postal card
and we will send yon
one of the nicest
Catalogues you ever
saw* It contains over
lOO Different Styles
of Good Shoes, and
yoa can have it tor
the ashing 1 .
Shreveport Shoe Man.
FIELD AND GARDEN SEED
I am Dow ready for business and will keep constantly on hand
oompelte stock of Produce and Seeds, Seed Potatoes, etc. If you will
get my prices I will get your orders.
Nos. 104 and 10G Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
PAltIT AMD WALL PAPER
601 Texas Street,
IST Goods shipped on day of re
ceiving order, aud your patronage
514 Market Street, Shreveport, La.,
Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler.
WATCHES CLOCKS AND JEWELRY.
f5L Special attention given to re- «SL
ff/A pairing. Highest prices paid
p*.. . jlhir old gold Prompt attention 2&UÜB
given to country orders.
TUBES BUT LUMBER CO.,
R. W, HANKS, 1 F. I. HANKS.
President. | Sec y and Treasurer,
3} MILES EAST OF BENTON*
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED ASU
DELIVERIES MADE At FENTON.
P. O. BENTON, LA.
No Texa* Street,
Sbre fepsbt, W