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Official Journal of the Parish of West Feliciana and School Board.
gi. LFAKE, dr., Pub. and Prop. s'I. FRANCISYILLE, WEST FELICIANA l'ARISII, IA., SATIRI)AY, OCTOBER 24, 189. VOL. 5.---NO. 3
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TROOPS ENROUTE TO SAN FRANCISCO. ,
a Ilead-UJn Collision--Amite's Mua'cl- the
pal Election-The Dock Commission tei
Act-Two Children Burned to Death
--Levee Inepection Tour.
Levee Letting. Aali
t- In the State board of engineers' of- di t
fice, in New Orleans, Thursday, an en
largement ;contract of 50,000 cubic atm
L. yards on the levee extending from
SCollett's to the courthouse, in Plaque- ave
mines parish, was let to V. Adena, at chil
ten cents a cubic yard. dce
I ead-On Collision. of I
A head-on collision occurred on the the
Northeastern railroad Thursday morn- bu
ing, near Carrier Station, between two hy<
fast freight trains. William Fulcher, WE
engineer of the north bound train, ma
and his fireman, Alexandria, colored, whl
were instantly killed, bosh engines He
smashed and ten cars splintered and bui
Municipal Election. ash
A.t a municipal election held Thurs- an(
day in Amite City, Thomas B. Sowell net
to was re-elected mayor, and the follow- hoi
n- ing board of aldermen also re-elected: the
t, N. N. Saal, G. F. Goldsby, Dr. C. S. up
of Stewart, H. J. Kemp and Joseph L. dw
d Harris. There was no opposition to int
ed the ticket. R. B. Reid and C. W.
n- Amacker were elected to succeed
themselves as members of the city
school board. The re-election of the 1,
entire board is an indorsement of their
La. administration by the people, which Ta
was well deserved. Ar
Contracts for Ligh house Work. tee
Major Quinn, at New Orleans, has tal
opened proposals for furnishing and pa
delivering metal work for range, bea- ic]
he con and fog-bell signal, and for the fu
gh construction and erection of range
3h- beacon, fog signal, oilhouse, wharf
ly, and boathouse, plank walk and brick
,h- walk, at Brazo6' River Light Stiti6n, Li
in Texas. The metal work was awarded
ilI- to John P. McGuire, of Cleveland, O.,
sx- on a bid of $1100, and the erection of th
ht the buildings and other work to W.
)n. R. Hareck & Co., of New Orleans, at di
in $3t21. fn
)t Killed by a Train.
Lch A young white man by the name of fo
ex- Will E. Timmons was killed at Shreve
10. port Junction Friday morning at 3
et. o'clock. It is supposed that he was
asleep on the Texas and Pacific track, As
below the junction depot, and that the its
south-bound pasenger 'train killed him. be
His holy was found at dayHght Friday. 11
The body was horribly mangled. The tV
head was severed from the body and at
parts of the remains were scattered be
along the track. The deceased was p1
from Camden, N. J., and was about bi
twenty years of age.
Troops to San Francisco.. ti
t The several United States artillery
batteries from the Florida posts, en
route to the Pacific coast, arrived in
New Orleans on a special train Satur- S4
day morning, and were sent out on O
their long journey over the Southern i
Pacific road. The special train con- w
n sisted of one Pullman sleeper, six g
tourist sleeping cars, one dining and a
three baggage cars, which will proceed a
without change to San Francisco, b
There were two batteries from St. Au- g
DL gustine and two batteries from Fort a
Barrancas, Pensacola, comprising fif- n
teen officers and 185 men, with their
Levee Inspectlon Tour. ti
Assistant United States Engineer W.
SJ. Hardee has returned from anin
spection tour in the lower Tensas levee
district, where twelve contracts were
recently let by the United States engi
als neers, covering about 700,000 cubic
yards. Mr. Hardee is familiar with
Sthis region, having spent a considera
ble portion of his time there in former
years, and he says that he never saw
the ground as dry as it is now. For e
this reason the conditions for levee
work are exceptionally favorable, and
already the work on the contracts re
I, cently let is progressing finely, the
contractors being naturally anxious to
1 complete the work on low battures
ver before the advent of wet weather. On
his triplMr. Hardee had an opportu
- nity of observing the work now being
done in the Fifth Louisiana levee dis
trict by the State, and he found it in B
very forward and satisfactory con
Dock Commission Act.
A'n important suit was filed Monday
O against the city of New Orleans. The
case presents another phase of the dock
commission act, aundthe city will be
the defendant. It will be brought
against the city by a private individual.
The suit will be an attack upon the
constitutionality of the act. The alle
gaLtions will be, in a general way, to
[ deny the right of the State to pass any I .t1'
law affecting the city's internal man
agement, or to interfere with it in the
maintenance of the highways. A sec
tion of the constitution will be cited
as setting forth that the State has no
right to enact laws on this subject, and
the plaintiff will rely upon this attack
upon the act's unconstitutionality to
0 make good his case. It is intimated ICa
also that the city will be enjoined from a
paying over to the dock commission
any moneys which are now used to pay
- the salaries of ,sharfingers, superinten
p tendents, etc. The suit is brought by
Messrs. Rouse & Grant.
Two 'Children lBurued to Death.
Friday night, at Shreveport, a fire
alaim was turned in from box 42, and ' roo
- the fire department responded imme- News
diately to the call. On their arrival
.n at the fire, which was found to be a m.
no small cottage situated on Fairfield
m avenue, the firemen found the dwelling
a-t ablaze, and locked up inside were two
children. It was impossible for the
department to rescue the children, as
the building was enveloped in a mass
of flames, and the heat was so intense
:ho they could not get near the burning
rn- building. The hose was attached to a
wo bhydrant, and in ia short time the fire
er, was put out. Fireman O'Brien then
n, made his way through the smoke to
ed, where the corpses of the children lay. ! ]
°es He said that the two children were
bnd burned to a criap and that it was al
most impossible to recognize their
forms as they lay smoldering in the
ashes. It appears that Toni Williams CU
ira- and his wife, who are respectable
ell negroes, left their two children at
)w- home and went out to call on some of
ed: their colored neighbors. They locked
S. up their house, and while away the
L. dwelling accidentally caught fire, caus
to ing the death of their children. Ag
eed LATEST LOUISIANA NEWS.
the Meeting of the Parish School Board.
ieir The school board of the parish of
Tangipahoa met in the courthouse at
Amite City, Saturday and transacted
routine business, appointed commit
tees, etc. Muitch interest is being
has taken in educational matters in the
and parish of Tangipahoa and many new
ea- schools will be opened in the near
larf Seriously Burned.
rick Sunday afternoon,,at 5 o'cloek,ýMrs.,
ion, Lillian Phelps, wife of W. L. Phelps,
ded proprietor of a livery stable at Napo
O., leonville, was seriously burned aboutI
the face and body, caused by the ex
W plosion of a gasoline stove. Her con
, at dition is critical, and recovery is doubt
ful. Mrs. Phelps is a native of New
Orleans, but has lived at Napoleonyille
of for a number of years.
,t 3 Butchers' Banquet.
was The Butchers' Mutual Benevolent
ack, Association, of New Orleans, celebrated sonr
the its thirtieth anniversary Sunday by a prol
aim. banquet at Polar Star Hall, corner of,
lay. Rampart and Kerleree streets. This
The asociation is one of the oldest and
and staunchest in the city, and its annual
ered banquets are always anticipated with
was pleasure, not only by the members,
bout but invited guests, who are always A
present, and who are composed largely
of officers of other benevolent assoeci
e Smash-up on the S. P.
in A head-end collision occurred on the
Ltur- Southern Pacific four miles east of
on Orange, Texas at 9:25 Sunday morn
hern ing, the east bound local freight and
con- west bound through freight coming to
six gether while both were running at
and about thirty miles an hour. They met
eed at the end of a trestle on a high em
isco. bankment on a long curve, both en
Au- gines falling on one side of the track
Fort and the tenders on the other. Engi- O
Sfif. neer Tim toler, on the west bound,
heir was caught under the wreck. Both
thighs were broken, and he was other
wise badly bruised. None of theother
trainmen were hurt, but an emigrant,
rW. supposed to be John Clancy, from
nin- Unionville, Is., was killed, together
with his horses. He was enroute to
e Crowley, La., with his horses and
household effects, Seven cars were
ubi totally demolished and a number of
with others badly damaged.
rmer S What's This, a Threatt ?
sa Sir Augustus W. L. Hemming, gov
For ernor of British Guiana, arrived in
levee Plymouth, Eng., Thursday, on board
and the steamer Don, from Colon! In an
tsre- interview, Gov. Hemming said the
the Venezuelan dispute was entirely in the
Sto hands of the home government, and it
tureswas imposes'ible to predict the outcome,
On but it was unlikely that anything seri
ortu- ous would occur. The feeling in the
being colony, he said, was distinctly British.
Sdis- There was naturally some dissatisfac
tin h tion, but the majority was decidedly
con- opposed to Venezuelan encroachments.
A very strong feeling had been aroused,
he said, by the intervention of the
United States. Venezuela itself was
not a very terrible foe, but he was
cnday convinced that the government would
The now soon finally solve the difficulty.
1l be -
>ught P. J. P. Tynan Released.
duel. P. J. P. Tynan, the alleged Irish
the American dynamiter, was released
alle- from prison at 7 o'clock Thursday
y, to evening at Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France.
I. LWo. l.wreaoN, Pree A. Tsurso, Vice-Pres. E. J. Buoa, Osahtes
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