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CITY COUNCIL AND SILVER LAKE.
SHREVEPORT, La., Nov. 17, 1892.
To the Editor of The Progress:
The City Council at its last session
passed a most remarkable ordinance
in reference to the Silver Lake tract
of land, embracing over 186 acres,
and situated it the corporate limits of
the city of Shreveport.
This unprecedented ordinance de
clares that S:lver Lake is the prop
,.rty of the city of Shreveport, not
withstanding the fact that the patent
obtained from the State of Louisiana
by W. W. Smith has been recog
iized as legal and valid by the judq- t
Iment of the United States Circuit
Court. This judgment is and has
been final for some time, and the de- t
lao for appeal has expired.
The Supreme Court of the State, a
at its last session in the city of
Shreveport, recognized the Silver
Lake tract as being the property, nn
der a just and legal title, of the heirs v
of W. W. Smith, deceased, and or- t
dered this tract of land to be divided
in kind, i. e., into blocks, lots, streets
and alleys. h
The City Council, in all of its au
gust dignity and unlimited power,
passed the remarkable ordinance d
mbove referred to, declaring that any t
person sho should go upon the Silver
Lake property to make a survey, etc,
should be guilty of a trespass.
For the first time in the legal his
tory of Louisians, a city council has g
passed an ordinance setting aside and b
prohibiting the execution of a judg
ment of the Supreme Court of the
btate. The claim of this council to la
the Silver Lake property is no less ti
remarkable than the passage of this
memorable ordinan: e by that auto- d
It is contended by claimants that
the Silver Lake tract of land was
embodied in the Larkin Edwards res- I
ervation of 640 acres of land, and
therefore this property belongs to
the city of Shreveport. of
This is utterly false. The field
notes of the Larkin Edwards survey
show that not one foot of this prop
erty is embraced in said reservation.
If Silver Lake was embraced in
the Larkin Edwards reservation, it
then follows that neither the United
States nor the State of Louisiana
ever owned this property; yet it is a
fact that the city of Shreveport is to
day strenuously endeavoring to ob- Ni
. tain a patent from the State for this th
property, but Gov. Foster "is con- be
fused," and has refused to sign the th
patent applied for.
It is further contended that Silver e
Lake, being embraced in the corpo- sol
rate limits of Shreveport, is not sub
ject to entry by private individuals
under the United States land laws,
but can be claimed only by the city. cit
The law referred to is correct, but in
it must be remembered that the Mil- the
ver Lake property was not embraced all
in the corporate limits of Shreveport Fr
at the time Smith obtained his pat- Di
ent Of course, it is preposterous to axi
contend that a city can deprive an J
individual of vested rights by the ex- ow
tension of its limits, after those rights ant
have been acquired. the
Private citizens must resort to the
courts of justice, when titles to prop- eve
erty are in .dispute, but the City out
Council, without the intervening doc
courts, has declared, in its imperial it
authority, that W. W. Smith is no
longer the proprietor of property ao
quired under a legal and binding
patent from the sovereign State of oft
Louisiana. JarTc. A
NOtrT LOUISIANA AGRICULTURAL I fS
Tax Paoesass has been requested To
to announce that the next meeting of w
the North Louisiana Agricultural So
ciety will be held at the experiment I be
station at Calhoun on next Thursday,
the 'Ah inst.
The subject for disunssion is, "What
are the results of the pat year, and T'
what policy do they teach as for the
The public is cordially invited to
attend, and every one who is inter- A
sted in agricnlture should ue every wa.
,P devor to do so.
The object of establishing this at.- wil
ties was to give the farmer the bene- w
fltsof the tests made from expe
riencmed men, so that neither time nor
momny eed be lost by him in expe
rimting, beoaus the State does U
thatb for him, and prepares itself to O II
state positively what plant, tree or WI
shrb is suitable for certain soils, and
whim re nt This farm gives o- bh
Je 1ema , which are always much or
eamsueadesatood than merelyderip- I hes
tioees For this reasmmon all far
pers who cn should attmend all these
K. meetings and get the benefit of the
92. experience of others.
dion THE CITY COUNCIL
ract Is Wrestling With a Financial
But the troubles of this honorable
body are nothing to
lot- Ben Holzman,
ent who is too busy attending to the nn- I
og- merous callers who are attracted to
d his store by the
has Crash in Prices
de- to attend to matters which he is not
ate, appointed to manage.
of All men have their trials, but Ben
r Holzman's greatest trouble is to pre
3irs vent customers from going into bys
or- terics when they learn
ets How Cheap
he is really selling his goods.
au- It is the subject of admiration, the
1c0 diversity of his stock. It is confined
1ny to no special lines, but includes
tc, Dress Goods, Staple, Household
Good., Wearing Apparel
generally, for women, girls, men and
e Ladies' and gents' hosiery, umbrel
to las and water-proofs, and all such ar
tides suitable for both in and out
to door service can be found in his im
,as Remember that from now on each
- Monday morning will lead off
With a Bargain
of some kind, which will be specially
p- But for all that, everything will be
n. sold at the same cut-throat rates.
it When you want anything, call on
I TWO DECISIONS.
o" On the 8th instant the voters of this
b- Nation made two decisions; first, that
i the protective tariff was a tax and a
n- burdensome one, and second, that
ie there was no justice in thousand,
paying it, that a few might be enroch
ar ed thereby. Their decree put Harri
o- son out and Cleveland in.
is DID NOT JUBILATE.
v, The citizens of Caddo were too ex
y. cited and overjoyed over the advance
it in the price of cotton to jabilate over
I- the result of the election yet, but
d all the same "rah" for Cleveland,
rt Frankie, Ruth, Harrity, Whitney,
t- Dickinson, Tammany and Tam Pane
o Ias any way.
n Few people know that Cleveland
r- owes his election to Tax Paoaozsa
a and we would not have it get out for
the world. Our modesty is so great
o that it would shock as greatly if we
- even imagined that any suspected
y ourpart in the affair. If any one
g does suspect it, please don't mention
(Written for Tes Paooasus.J
Oft times at olose of quiet.eve,
As I Ait musing by the fre,
LI feel my inner self to leave
This world of oars and ascend higher. A
I To realms supernal, amidst the blest,
f Where joy and peace doth reign su
t I bathe this tired soul in rest,gp
0! that I could with mighty power,
To my brother man speak of such i
Naught would he care for life's fleeting K
And yearn to leave a world like this. 516
When by sorrow,care and anguish riven,
He foot-sore treads the road of life;
With little thought of that blssed haven,
Wher he can rest from toil and trife.
How sweet the thought, that God has
Unto each soul this blessed hope
Of life eternal, sweet rest in Heaven, C
Wh-re the sioul's powers shall have faull
Then shall I pane for other's store,
Of this world's pelf and surdid gold;
I have a home forever more,
When I have pased this earthly woeld.
"'The Pioneer Drug Hou
Any time that your business may call you to Shreveport,
you are cordially invited to call at
:Morri:& Diok:on'i Drug S01
-And Inspect Their Mammoth Stock Of
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Varnish
OILS, GARDEN SEEDS AND WINDOW GLASS.
-Besides a Fine Assortment Of
T OILE T :: .A.ITICL
No. 212 Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
F. M. HICKS. President. S. B. HICKS, Vsce-Presideut. W. T. CRAWFURD, &e-g
F. M. HICKS, S. B. HTCKS. W. T. CRAWFORD, F. H. G()MAN, W. F.
BENJ AMIN GRATZ of Warren, Jones & Gratz, St. Louis, Mo.
THE HICKS COMPAI
WHOLESALE GROCERS & COTTON FAC
115 AND 117 TEXAS STREET, SHREVEPORT, La.
Warehouses: Corner Spring and Travis and Travis and Common
,.=.1 cL ;:;y --L r' , T i=IE := :
WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL.
Best Bayou Cook Oysters Served on the Hqlf-Shell
AT 30 Cents PER DOZEN
At the Old Stand of JAMES PRISLICH, Opposite the City Hotel.
Furniture, Pianos, Organs,
TRUNKS, CLOCKS, SEWING MACHINES,
Oils gnd Attachments.
F i Pictires, liouse-Fii ishia Goods,
Cheap for Cash or on Easy Payments. No. 127 Texas Street.
. ... . l N I sla II II •
Fashionable :: Tailor.
Has received a new Stock of Fall and
Pants made to order, S to $0l puitt,
S Entir.t Patisfaoton guaranted.
Cleaning and repauriug neatly don..
518 Market 8t., - 8breveport, L.
Sbel. Bulk and Can Oystes reelveg
Daily, and served in adl styl.
HOT COFFE AlD HO! LUICH
Always on band. Open day
Mirktret .. B" " d agn e
DR. CHAS. C. McCLOUD,
Teeth Prepared and Filled without Pain.
i Teeth Eltrated without Pain. Nothing in
Jlrions: no raonne; *so cocaine.
SBridle and Gold Crown Work, and Painloes
Filling. a Speclolity.
Dr. lChas. O. MeOlosd, Deatlst.
Ileoms over Goldstein. Bose Co.,
Cevsea~aajs i M ubesmd sad aN Pat..
pa O @,yeowu S Parc f omc .
.. .. tmdfbdaaor po. fre o(
clarge. Our eset till* pas is sored.
AP s Howv htow Obss Patw,'' with
r.- . " ," .. ua mme..!!
0 r.. ?evr smes. wemmser e. c.
H. P. HYA
* oeouad-Hand *b.*l.
Bought an4 feM,
Don't forget to call on Pa
PAINTS, OILS, VAR
WALL PAPER A
010Cs AND HO1 3.I
All kinds of Painting..
Etc., done on shbort
Telephone No. 97.
(nuntry orders solioite4d
Kep, the eboleest Gute of
and Fewls. Ham oteaks. B
Sauasge, Oysters In bulk.
kinds of Vegetables.
In faet, you can get anythang
the Fulto. Market. Open all the
Basket, delivered to all
T3(0 T. LAWD.
T. T. & J. R.
Att'ye and Counsellore
OCSs Room 1 at