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All sorts of weather yesterday.
Rev. P. H. Uensley will preach in
Benton at 11 o'clock a. m., on Sun
day, Nov. 29th.
S. N. Kerley represents first-class,
reliable Fire Insurance companies;
518 Spring street, Shreveport, La.
Ladies can get bargains at the
Mary A. Files Millinery Company's
popular millinery store, 322 Texas
This section was visited between
5 aud 10 o'clock last Thursday morn
ing by the heaviest rain that has
fallen here since the 20th of last May.
When you want to insure your
house see S. N. Kerley, Fire Insu,
rance Agent, 518 Spring streeti
Charley, son of Mr. Wm. Smith,
at the Loue Star Lumber Company
Mill, died Wednesday morning of
spinal moninge'is; aged about four
Shreveport Bridge coileetious for
month of October, 1S96:
T. M. Love, East eud.....$1130 35
G. Owens, West end.......1140 00
M. Smith, night........... 255 75
Mrs. Theresa Arnold is the guest
of Mrs. R. C. Stinson:
Mrs. N. C. Meares, of Plain Deal
ing, is the guest, of Mrs. S. S. Cabeen.
Miss Etta Kirk, of Shreveport,
was the guest of Mrs. W. M. xkbuey
Mrs. J. M. Salliogton, of Kaosas
plantation, who has been sick with
swamp fever, is improving.
Mrs. M. B. Curry, of Plain Deal
ing, visited her sister, Mrs. C. B.
Gryder, a few days last week.
Miss Rebecca Beasley, who has
bean visitiug friends in Benton and
vicinity, returned to Shreveport on
Mrs. W. M. Abney and Mrs. S. S.
Cabeen spent a few days at Rush
Point last week, as the guests of
Mrs. J. W. Dixon.
Mollie, daughter of Mrs. C. B.
Gryder, who has been sick for seven
weeks with slow fever, we are glad
to learo, is improving.
Hon. W. W. Yance was thegnest
of Mr. A. R. Thompson a few days
during the past week. He came up
f om B .ton Rouge to vote for Bryan
J. M. Scanland, brother of the
editor of the Banner, who has been
in Benton for several weeks, left for
Sân Francisco on Wednesday even
ing of last week.
Subscriptions Paid in October.
R. A. Grounds, to Nov. 29, 1897,
$1; W. D. Byram, to Dec. 31,1S9G,
35c.; Matt McDade, to Dec. 31,1896,
35c.; A. G. McDanield, to Dec. 31,
2896,35e ; J. M. Russell, to October
8,1S97, $1; J. N. Platt, to January
14.1897, $3 50; John T. Pickett, to
May 20, 1897, $5; T. M. Campbell,
(per Rev. J. S. Campbell) to October
8.1897, $1; H. N. Carlton, to Nov.
12.1897, $1; Dr. S. E. Prince, to Oct.
15.1897, $1; J. M. Mading, (per J.
H. Cabeen) to July 4,1896, $1; C. D.
Sandidge, for 1896, $1; J. P. Cres
well,(per Frank Creswell) to August
22.1896, $1; J. S. Edwards, to Nov.
22.1896, $1; E. J. Cochran, to Oct.
15.1897, $1; I. S. Stokes, to April 18,
1897, $1; M. H. Clarke, (per Rev. H.
J. Boltz) to April 4,1896, $1; W. B.
Graham, (per J. H) Cabeen) to April
6,1898, $2; W. H. Bledsoe, for 1897,
11; B. B. Bledsoe, (per W. H. Bled
soe) for 1897, $1; A. H. Arnold (per
W. H. Bledsoe) to Feb. 21,1898, $1;
J. W. McDonald, to Oct. 29,1897,
•j» B- W. Watson, to Nov. 16,1896,
The Popular Restaurant and Hotel
of Shreveport for Ladies, Gen
tlemen and Children.
Shell and bulk Oysters for families;
salt water aDd shell Fish of all kinds.
Meals, best in the city, for 25 cents.
Lunch Counter and short orders
in the best style. Open day and
Ten new and elegantly furnished
Rooms just opened up stairs over the
The finest and best accommoda
tions in Shreveport; either American
or European plan. Location central
—right in the heart of the city !
Everything neat, new and first
Ï®" When you want to spend your
money, see me. I handle Corn,
Oats, Hay, Sugar, Coffee, Flour aud
all kinds of Groceries; Dry Goods,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Ready Made
Clothing, and the Celebrated Bnck
Skin Breeches; Coffins, Furniture,
Wagon aud Plow Fixtures, Cows,
Mules, Livery Stables, Blacksmith
Shop, Saw Mill, Lumber, Shingles
and Town Lots. Titles perfect.—
Terms— Three-Thirds Cash , balance
w'hen yon get the goods.
Yours to command.
T. M. Vaughan.
An elegant assortment of Fall
and Winter Millinery Goods caD be
found at the Mary A. Files Millinery
Compauy, Limited, 322 Texas St.,
Shreveport. They have goods only
of the finest and best material, aud
purchasers are assured of bargains,
aud can rely on goods as represent
A severe storm last Thursday morn
ing caused the loss of one life and
$75,000 property loss in New Orleans.
The Time to Subscribe.
The old newspaper saying, "now is
the time to subscribe," was never
more true than at present The times
are so full of incident, so many im
portant national and State affairs are
shaping themselves for a change, that
no one can afford to be without a
metropolitan daily or weekly. The
St. Louis Republic, the greatest Dem
ocratic newspaper, is making a special
öfter of its daily and Sunday paper
for three months at §1.50. It is §6
a year by mail. The Twice-a-Week
Republic is sent two times a week—
104 papers—for only §1 a year. In
addition to all the political news, it
prints every day a spread of general
news and features not equalled by any
Excursions to Shreveport
on Sundays. —Until further notice
the Cotton Belt Route will sell round
trip tickets to Shreveport aud re
tarn, at rate of one fare for the
round trip. Date of sale, every
Sunday. Tickets good only on date
of sale. O. R. Denton, Agent.
Now is the time to insure against
fire. Call on S. N. Kerley, Fire Iu
snrance Agent, 51S Spriug street,
Dentistry Without Pain.
I have at last solved the problem of
preparing teeth for filling with no
pain. Thi3 is done by the recently
discovered electric instrument which
is simple, scientific and painless, and
is applied to the tooth with no dis
comfort to patient, but allows me to
cut out the cavity, or remove the
nerve, without least pain. As you
know, I also extract teeth without
My Bossier friends and patients
will find me at the same stand.
Dr. Chas. C. McCloud.
Tbo stmlio. No. 601 Texas street,
known as the "The Star Gal
lery'," bas been remodeled through
out, and is now tbo largest and most
modern place of the kiud in Shreve
port. Call and examine our work
before going elsewhere. Wo can
save you money. Satisfaction guar
Dr. T. M. Comegys, office over
Zodiag'8, adjoining Opera Honse,
Succession of David I In District Court,
Bell, ueceased. ( Bossier Parish, La.
'V'otice is hereby given that W. J. Hughes
JN has applied to be appointed administrator
of the succession of David Bell, deceased. This
is to admonish all parties concerned that if
opposition is not made thereto within tho time
prescribed by law, said applicant will be ip
pointed administrator as prayed for.
Given under my hand, officially, this the 5th
day of November, a. D., 1896.
B. A. KELLY, Clerk District Court.
Sheriffs Sale .
S. Levy, Jr., k No. 4044.
vs. > In Second District Court,
G. E. Gilmer. ) Bossier Parish, La.
B Y virtue of a writ of seizure and sale issued
in above named suit, and to me directed, I
have seized and will proceed to sell, at public
auction, to the last and highest bidder, at the
iront door of the Court House, in the town ot
Benton, La., within the legal hours of sale, ou
Saturday, November 51, 1800, the following
described property, to-wit :
South fractional half of southeast quarter of
section 13, south fractional half ot north half
ot southeast quarter of section 13, and east
half of southwest quarter of section 13, town
ship 51, range 14, containing 160 acres, more or
less, with the buildings and improvements
thereon, known as the Graham place.
Also, southeast quarter of southeast quarter
of section 1!; west half of southwest quarter
and northwest quarter of section 12; northwest
quarter of northwest quarter of section 13.
and northeast quarter of northeast quarter of
section 14, ail in township 25, of range 15,
containing 360 acres, more or less, together
with tho buildings and improvements theieon,
known as the VVyehe tract. All in Bossier
Terms of Sale—Cash, without the benefit of
appraisement, to pay and satisfy the sum of
$1500 00. with 8 per cent per annum interest
thereon from May 15, 1891, and all costs of suit,
including 5 per cent, on said sum ami interest
as attorney's fees, and according to law.
A. B. THOMPSON, Sheriff.
Benton, La., October 15, 1896.
Nos. 223 and 225
TEXAS STREET, SI1REVEPORT , LA.
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the Week. Its Market Reports are unusually
complete, and much attention is paid to the
Prospects of tho Crops, as throwing light upon
one of the most important of all questions—
When to Buy and When to Sell. It is liberally
Illustrated, and contains more reading matter
than ever before. The subscription price is
$5.50 per year, but we offer a special reduction
CLUB RATES FOR 1897.
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Homestead Entry No. 4324.
Land Office at Natchitoches, La., ?
October 44, 1896. S
"VTotlce is hereby given that the following
131 named settler lias filed notice of his in
tention to make final proof iu support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made before
Clerk of the District Court, at Benton. La., on
November 21, 1896, viz: Homestead Entry
No. 4354—Green Newton Goodwin—for the
north half southwest quarter ot section 30,
township 23 North, range 15 West, and north
east quarter of southeast quarter of section 25,
township 23, range 13 West Louisiauaa Meri
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of, said land, viz: G. G. Allen, I. U. Malone
audG. P. Winget, of Red Land, La., and W
B. Boggs, of Plain Dealing, La.
EDW'D PHILLIPS. Register.
October 15,1896. nov 19
XT'strayed before F. R. Garrett, Justice of the
JlJ Peace, Ward 4, by J. N. Sutton, and will
be sold at Mot, La., within the legal hours of
sale, on Saturday, November 7, one Gray
Mare Mule, about 12 hands high and about 12
years old. When taken up, wore a very small
bell with leather collar.
Appraised at $15.
The owner is requested to come forward,
prove propertv, pav charges. &c.
J. C, HOLMAN, Constable.
C. A. ALSTON,
Cotton. Factor anti
Office Corner Spring and Crockett Streots,
Î REG to call your attention to the fact that
I am still in the Cotton Factorage and
Warehouse business. Having spent the last
thirty years of mv life iu this line I claim to
have a thorough knowledge of the business in
all its branches. Am located at the commodi
ous warehouse, corner of Spring aud Crockett
Streets, where I will always be found selling,
classing and weighing my owu cotton. By
doing my owu work I am enabled to handle
your cotton tor lees money than anyone else.
I have no groceries, dry goods or anything
other than cotton to sell. Should any of my
customers need such things I will always take
pleasure in having their orders filled at lowest
prices, charging them no commission what
ever. All I ask of them is to ship me their
cotton which f propose to store and sell for
50 cents per hale less such charges as freight,
drayage and insurance. I am a member of the
Board of Trade, having at all times before me
the latest telegraph dispatches, keeping
thoroughly posted on prices. I always get
the top ot the market aud givo my customers
the full benefit of it.
Thanking you for your past patronage and
soliciting a continuance of same, I remain
Yours verv truly,
C A. ALSTON
Fifty Cases of tho Celebrated Pork Saus
age packed by Armour & Co. Shipments to
arrive weekly in future. None are better, nor
as good and popular with tho retail trade.
DR. W. M. ABNEY,
BEK TON, LA.,
Fancy and Toilet Articles,
Sponges, Broshes, Perfumery, Ac.
P rescriptions carefully compounded, and
orders filled with care and dispatch.
Stock of medicine complete, and warranted
genuine and of the best quality.
WM. ENDEKS. HENRY ENDEKS.
WM. EADERS & SON,
108 and 110 Texas St.. Shreveport. La ,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Mattresses, Window Shades,
Wall Paper, &c.
S pecialty of Glazed Sash, Window Glass,
Doors, Blinds and Cypress Shingles.
Mail orders promptly attended.
O PENS September 1st, 1896. A full and
efficient taculty. Comprehensive course.
Reasonable rates. Music and art departments
in charge of teachers specially trained in the
best conservatories. For further particulars
REV. C. W. TOMKIES, President,
Benton High School
O pens first Monday in September, 1896, for
a term of ten months.
Primary Grades, per month.............$2 00
Gramma? Grades...............$5 50 to 3 00
High School Department................ 3 50
Public School Funds will tie pro rated.
£SP Written monthly report lnadc to each
A. S. DALE, Principal.
ALICE G. DALE, Assistant.
WHITED & WI1ELESS,
ALDEN BRIDGE, LA.,
Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
SHINGLES AND MOULDINGS.
Carefu Attention to Orders by Mail.
Geo. D. Alexander,
.flirt Beal Estate Jlgent.
W ill promptly attend all calls for surveys
in any part of the Parish.
Office at the Court House.
Letters requesting surveys, if addressed to
him, care of Hou. B. A. Kelly will be forwarded
during his absence.
J. D. Robertson's Star Hotel,
I s now open to the citizens of Bossier and the
traveling public generally. This house is
newly fitted up and is the best hotel in Benton.
The Livery and Feed Stable in connection is
first-class in every respect. Teams and vehi
cles. and attentive drivers always on hand
Stock fed and cared for. Terms reasonable.
A. J. REYNOLDS, Proprietor
Omnibuses Connect with all Trains.
F rom Shreveport, on August 29tb, a Light
Sorrell Mare, about 5 years old, branded
with a heart on left shoulder and T S on left
hip; big blaze on forehead, with scar in the
I will pay $15 reward for the delivery to me
at Benton ot the above described mare.
It. C. Stinson ,
J USTICE OF PEACE, Ward 2. post office
Benton, La. Will give strict attention
and make prompt returns on ail business en
trusted to me.
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