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THURSDAY,::::::::::::MAY 28, 1896.
Iberville paid last year au acreage
tax of $10,248.
Tiro production of American salt
last year was $13,666,489 barrels.
Eugene V. Debs gets $5,000 a
year for lecturing on behalf of labor.
It is estimated that 35,000 visitors
will attend the Confederate reunion
There is a coal mine in Belgium
which is being worked at the depth
of 3700 feet.
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The cholera at Cairo, Egypt, is
killing about 90 per cent of those af
fected with it.
A cotton compress will be built at
Ruston in time for operation the
It is figured that the London news
papers take in over $20,000,000 a
.year for advertisements.
Gov. Foster has ordered an elec,
tion to be hold in the Fifth Congres
sional District on June 10.
It is estimated that the recent
drought in New South Wales killed
stock to the value of $53,000,000.
The government of India appro
priates 10,000,000 rupes a year to the
maintainance and care of forests.
It costs four times as much to gov
ern American cities as is spent for
the same purpose in Great Britain.
The population of Egypt increased
from about six and a half millions in
1882 to over eight millions in 1894.
A bill to make it unlawful to en
force or collect an acreage tax has
"been introduced in the Legislature.
As long as a Republican Congress
makes the appropriations there will
•be a deficit in the Federal Treasury.
The suffering among the Armen
ians at Zeitoun is said to be acute,
and from ten to twenty die every
A requisition has been made on tho
Treasury Department for $10,215,000
to be used in paying pensions next
Eight tornadoes occurred within a
radius of fifty miles of Gutherie, O.
T., last week. Nine persons were
Senator Isbam G. Harris, of Ten
nessee, estimates tho silver majority
in tho Chicago convention at not less
JFhis is an era of bugs : goldbugs,
silver bugs, straddle bugs, Junebuge,
humbugs, and the last is by no means
the least numerous.
The Republicans would not belittle
themselves by giving countenance to
Populist Howard's attack on Presi
dent Cleaveland. Mr. Dingley, the
Republican leader,'and Speaker Reed,
with a practically unanimous House
behind them, promptly sat down
upon the buffoon from Alabama with
out waiting for Democrats to say a
The South is now manufacturing
nearly all the heavy cotton goods
made in this country, and there is
just as good a field here for the man
ufacture of the finer fabrics as in tbe
East which is now devoting its atten
tion almost solely to the production
of these goods. About $40,000,000
a year is spent in Europe for the finer
grades of cotton fabrics, every dollar
of which should remain at home.
"The Illustrator" for May is a
very presentable publication, hand
somely printed and nicely illustrated.
This is its second number. It is a
large 4to of 60 odd pages, and has a
number of good articles, tales,
sketches, poems, essays, etc. "Ante
Bellum Oratory in Tennessee" shows
some portraits of famous singers.—
"Harvesting in Green Fields" is a
good serial, and there are other
things, published at Atlanta, Ga.
A New Book.
Christian Teaching and Life. By
Alvah Hovey, D.D. 12mo, pp. 286.
Price$1.25. Philadelphia: Amer
ican Baptist Publication Society.
The position of Dr. Hovey among ■
the Northern Baptists is very similar
to that held by the late Dr'. Broadus
among the Baptists of the South.—
This fact invests whatever he writes
with more than ordinary interest. In
the book before us he discusses six
general topics, which, it will be seen,
stand in very close relation to one
another : " The Teaching of Christ,"
" Development of Christian Teaching
by the Apostles," "Formation and
Use of Creeds," " Relation of Chris
tian Teaching to Life," "Application
of Christian Teaching to Life," and
" Improvement in Christian Teach
ing." The following paragraph, taken
from the Preface, will show that he
writes for the general run of intelli
gent people rather than for scholars :
"An attempt has been made to avoid
all technical words, except those
which are borrowed from the Bible
itself, and to reproduce the truth
which once fell from the lips of the
great Teacher, and was further de
veloped by his inspired apostles, in
the cultivated language of our day;
for such language is best understood
by the old as well as by the young,
and ought to make the deepest im
pression on the minds and hearts of
Not Yet.— Tho Convention should
not be held at too early a date. The
State has just emerged from a pro
longed and bitter campaign, and it
would be unwise while the
wounds are yet fresh to venture out
a movement of such vital importance.
Let the smoke of battle clear away
and the animosity die out, so that the
people of all parties and factions can
join hands and work together.. And
another serious objection to an early
Convention is that it would instantly
pit against it the local officers elected
at the late election, who would fear
the shortening of their term of office.
As to the proposition that only an
election for the State ticket be held,
tho local officers remaining undis
turbed, it is so devoid of all element
of fairness and reason that it will
receive but little consideration. Let
the Constitutional Convention be
held, but don't precipitate another
Under the head "Tho Crime of
1879" the Shreveport Judge, in a
terrific phillippic, assails the Consti
tution and the Convention which
made it :
"Called as that Convention was
and convened when it was in the first
flush of white enfranchisement from
the ignominy, the humiliation and
spoliation of negro rule, the Consti
tution it formulated is one of the
most contemptible records of cow
ardice, evasion, venality and compro
mise with corruption in the annals of
Republican and chartered self-gov
ernment, and forms a most surprising
chapter in the history of Anglo Saxon
New Orleaus Item : " The insur
ance lobby will soon be on band at
Baton Rouge. Senator Baird has
introduced a bill to compell insur
ance companies to pay the face of a
policy in case of a total loss. This
is a measuro which is always intro
duced, is always vigorously fought,
and is always killed. Baird will have
no better luck than the reformers who
This wail is from the Irwinton (Ga.)
If gunboats were selling at half a
cent per dozen, there is not enough
money in our county treasury to buy
half interest in a batteau. One year
and five months Populist ruling and
ruining brought us to this.
I ranee has 544 savings banks,
with 1140 branches, and nearly one
sixth of the population are deposi
tors, with an average of $105 to the
credit of each.
It is estimated that North Carolina
must henceforth hold the highest
place in the production of early fruits
for the Northern markets.
PAID BY PARISH TREASURER MAY
No. 214—Fanny Fielder____5
217— W. M. Allen......
220—J. F. Taylor......
221—J. A. W. Lowry...
222—Miss Nona Griffin.
223—J. S. Cheshire.....
224—J. F. Taylor......
225— S. C. Schwing, Jr..
226—Miss Corrie Connell
227-Miss Maggie Milling
228—Miss Mary Gilmer.
230 P. D. Allen.......
231—Mrs. C. E.Scott...
232—Mrs. E. E. Inslee..
233—J. J. McCann.....
234—J. L. Hollis.......
235— W. J. Carmouche..
236—Miss Dora Leonard
237—J. H. Barnard____
23S—J. B. Thompson...
239—Miss Sallie Furniss 45 00
240—Mrs. A. C. White..
241— MissMyrticeCarter 35 00
242— S. Daws.......... 25 00
243— W, M. Dowell____ 45 00
244— W. L. Price...... 45 00
245— MissCorrieConnell 45 00
246— Mary E. Phelps... 25 00
247— Miss L. G. Hightower 29 68
248— Sarah Waton..... 25 00
249— S. C. Schwing, Jr. 70 00
250— J. L. Hollis....... 45 00
251— Mrs. E. E.Inslee.. 25 00
252— Miss Birdie Scott. 6 05
253— Miss Sal lie Vaughan 50 00
254— Miss Dollie Thompson 45 00
255— P. H. Hensley____ 45 00
25G—Miss Nona Griffin. 35 00
257— W. J. Carmouche. 45 00
25S— J. H. Barnard____ 35 00
259— Miss Mary Gilmer. 25 00
260— P. H. Hensley____ 45 00
261— J. F. Taylor...... 70 00
T. 15, R. 11,
379-Miss Leila Hightower 45 00
387- Miss Leila Hightower 15 32
T. 16, R. 11,
3S0—Miss Nona Griflin. 5 26
T. 17, R. 12,
386— W. E. Dixon...... 25 00
T. 17, R. 13,
382— J. E. Murray...... 45 00
T. 18, R, 13,
3S3—A. S. Dale........ 70 00
T. 20, R. 12,
381—Miss Birdie Scott. 45 00
384— L. E. Wallace..... 45 00
388— Miss Birdie Scott. 38 95
T. 22, R. 14,
385— J. M. Russell..... 25 00
$2 038 66
Prof. L. Griswold.
From tbe Sulphur Springs (Texas) Echo.]
Prof. L. Griswold paid us a visit
yesterday. The Professor came from
Louisiana two years ago highly
recommended by the first educators
of that State. He has taught two
sessions iu Texas and his trustees
and patrons say he has jeome fully
up to his recommendations. Tbe
Professor submitted to ns a treatise
on English grammar which we ex
amined and we believe it to be equal
if not superior to any with which
we are familiar.
Prof. L. Griswold is an applicant
for the high school at Marfa, Texas.
He was President of several schools
in Louisiana, where he taught for a
score of years. The two schools he
has taught in Texas gained him the
esteem and confidence of students,
trustees and patrons. He is oue of
the most highly recommended teach
ers we have met. Senator N. C.
Blanchard, of Louisiana, who with
President T. S. Sligb, of Ruston
College and C. C. Harper, of Mont
gomery College, all of Louisiana,
speak of his merits as a teacher and
a gentleman in the highest terms.—
Prof. Griswold wants to go west for
the benefit of his wife's health. Tho
people ot Marfa will do well to se
cure him as a teacher.
Baton Rouge, May 25.—Joint bal
lot to-day : Blanchard 41, Pharr 30,
Denegre 28, Price 11, McEnery 5,
Baton Rouge, May 26.—On joint
ballot Denegre received 60 votes,
Blanchard 45, Price 13, McEnery 9,
Blackman 3, Pharr 3. The Pharr
forces broke to-day as a result of the
joint caucus between the Republicans
Oxford, Michigan, May 26.—From
reports that continue to come in
from adjacent towns, the full force
of the fierce wind that swept this
part of Oakland county f44 miles
north by west of Detroit] is begin
ning to be appreciated. Everywhere
there is devastation, and the death
roll in this vicinity may run to the
hundred mark. At Oakwood, a
hamlet 50 miles north of Oxford,
having a population of 200, not a
house is left standing. The path of
the storm is between half and three
quarters of a mile wide, and extend
ed in needy a straight coarse east
ward over a distance of 30 miles.
Cairo, Illinois, May 26__A terrific
wind and rain storm swept this lo
cality this morning. The opera
house and union depot were nnroof'
ed, but no houses destroyed or lives
lost in the city.
The ferryboat Catherine capsized
iu south Ohio river, drowning all on
board bnt the captain, eugineer and
clerk. As near as can be learned,
the dead number thirteen.
Business in the city is practically
at a standstill. Five miles of tele
graph poles were blown down on the
Mobile and Ohio Railroad. It is
impossible to tell tbe extent of dam
age south of here, but it is believed
to be great.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 25.—A
cyclone swept over a portion of Iowa
last night. Twenty deaths aro re
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The fortifications bill, which pass
ed the Senate last Thursday, appro
priated the sum of $10,763,888 for
Will heesteem thy riches? no, not
gold nor all the forces of strength.—
Job xxxvi, 19.
The time is fulfilled, and the king
dom of God is at band: ropeDt ye,
and believe tbe gospel.—Mark i, 15,
And have ye not read this scrip
ture; The stone which the builders
rejected is become the head of the
corner.—Mark xii, 10.
Thon shalt not see thy brother's
ox or his sheep go astray, and hide
thyself from thee; thou shalt in any
case bring them agaiu unto thy
brother.—Deuteronomy xxii, 1.
When thou shalt vow a vow unto
the Lord thy God, thou shalt not
slack to pay it : for the Lord thy
God will surely require it of thee;
and it would be sin iu thee. But if
thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall
be no sin in thee. That which is
gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep
and perform; even a farewell offer
ing, according as thon hast vowed
unto the Lord thy God, which thou
hast promised with thy mouth.—
Deuteronomy xxiii, 21,22, 23.
AND A GOOD BUSINESS EDUCATION NEARER
On June the 15th Draughon's Prac
tical Business College, Nashville,
Tenn., will open a branch school in
under the management of Prof. R. R.
Luman, who has not only served as
Principal of Draughon's Nashville
College twelve months, but he has
for years kept books for some of the
largest firms iu Tennessee and Ken
tucky. He will be assisted by other
This branch school became a neces
sity, as the Nashville College found
it difficult to accommodate its large
attendance from the West and other
sections. It will give the same ad
vantages as given in the Nashville
school. It is generally known that
Prof. Draughon's course of book
keeping is considered by business
men by far the best in the Union,
while the other departments are sec
ond to none. Prof. Draughon's Col
lege guarantees positions under rea
Those who enter the Texarkana
school within a reasonable time will
receive a special discount.
For catalogue, etc., address
J. F. Draughon, President,
Nashville, Team k
The Fifth Annual Session of the
Louisiana Chautauqua will begin at
Ruston July 1st, and will continue
for six weeks. The management
announce that no pains have been
spared to make the annual assembly
a powerful factor in promoting tbe
educational interests of the State.
The Chautauqua has but one aim,
the consummuation of broader in
tellectual culture among our people.
For this worthy purpose, the Som
mer School, where a thorough
course of instruction is provided in
an intelligent and suggestive way,
is conducted by a faculty composed
of some of the ablest educators of
The Chautauqna offers annually
tbe finest coarse of lectures ever
heard from a Louisiana platform.—
Only lectures of a national reputa
tion are secured, and the coming
promises to be unusually rich in at
tractions. While a few definite an
noucements may be made at this
early day, we are glad to learn that
Dr. Tal triage will fill two dates, July
22nd and 23rd, and Sam Jones on
July 10th and 11th.
The religions features will be ex
ceptionally marked. Rev. John F.
Foster, tho brilliant yotrog divine of
Jackson, this State, will be at Chau
tauqua during the entire session as
Resident Minister, and sermons will
be preached during the season by
leading ministers of the varions
The auditorium, where all lectures
and general entertainments are
given, has seating capacity for
Board can be had at moderate
rates, with special redactions to
One fare rates will be allowed
Chautanqua visitors by all railroads.
For Chautauqua Annual, contain
ing programme and full particulars,
address Mrs. M. H. Williams, Prof.
C. E. Byrd, Shreveport, or Mr. B. F.
Thompson, Secretay of Association,
The Shreveport Gray Cigar, five
cents straight. Sold by L. G.
JYotice to Teacher*.
T here are, at present, no available funds in
tlie Treasury to pay salaries. Teachers
will send iu their reports, and same will be
registered in their order, and paid immediately
ou reception ot the money by the Treasurer.
J. A. W. LOWRY,
Benton, La., May 23, 1896.
I p strayed before Geo. A. Moore, J. P., Ward
J 6, by L. U. Sapp, and will be sold at
Bellevue, La,., within the legal hours of sale,
on Monday, June 29, 1896, one 3 year old red
and white pided heifer (mark was changed
through mistake and former mark forgotten.)
Branded W H on hip.
Also, ene steer, about 2 years old, red and
white speckled, marked underslope in right
and swallowfork in left ear.
Tho owner is requested to come forward,
prove property, pay charges, Ac.
W. AI. MORROW, Constable.
Homestead Entry No. 5009.
Land Office at Natchitoches, La., )
May 26,1896. (
N otice is hereby given that the following
named sottler has filed notice of his in
tention to make final proof iu support of his
olaim, and that said proof will be made before
tho Clerk of the District Court, at Benton, La.,
on July 10. 1896, viz: Homestead Entry No.
5009—Marion Hall—for the south half of
southwest quarter and west halt of southeast
quarter, section 2, township 18 North, range
11 West, Louisiana Meridian.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upou and cultivation
of, said land, viz : J. E. Pevey, W. G. Wadley,
Wiley It. Allen and Dick Green, of Allentown,
Any person who desires to protest against
the allowance of such proof, or who knows of
any substantial reason, under the law and the
regulations of the Interior Department, why
such proof should not be allowod, will be given
an opportunity at tbe above mentioned time
and place to cross-examine the witnesses of
said claimant, and to offer evidence in rebuttal
of that submitted by claimant.
EDW'D PHILLIPS, Register.
May 28,1896. july 9
COTTON SEED MEAL.
W holesale Grocery jobbers have lately
shown quite an acrobatic aptitude in
sporadic efforts to keep things moving. Some
advance, while others reduce prices; out as a
rule prices are not of a very altitudinous na
ture. I have beeu suffering somewhat Irom
an aggravated attack of guessing, whioh has
had a quieting, if not a soothing, effect upon
my energies. Figuratively speaking the situ
ation has been something of a nebulous conun
drum, stimulating doubt and watchfulness; I
have been sawing wood by the carload, and 1
presume it will be in order to continue sawing
a while longer; but I propose to keep a firm
hold on the SAW END of the machine without
regard to consequences—self preservation
first, consequences afterward.
Hence offer 1,000 sacks Cotton Seed Meal,
75 half barrels Grapo Cider, Lime and Cement,
together with a full and complete stock of
at prices which will command orders.
Homestead Entry No. 4961.
Land Office at Natchitoches, La >*
N .. _ - , , February 25, 1896. '' f
otlce is hereby given that tbe following
named settler has tiled notice of his
tention to make final proof in support l
claim, and that said pfoof will w hlg
Anr 1 * Court, at Benton.
10. 18% viz: Homestead Entry N 0
4961—John Jefferson-for the north half of
northwest quarter, northwest quarter ot north
east Quarter of section 4, and northeast oTaf
ter of northeast quarter of section 5 town.iT
20 North, range 12 West. ' townah *l>
He names the following witnesses to pro-,«
his continuous residence upon and cuhiv.i
of, said land, viz: R. W. Hanks"of ÄnT
O., La.; Dave Stephens, Lloyd Payne, E ran û
Jennings, of Midway P. O., La. ufe
Any person who desires to protest against
the allowance of such proof, or knows „7 ', „
substantial reason, under the law and the nw
illations of the Interior Department, whv
proof should not be allowed, will be given ™
opportunity at the above mentioned time "r
place to eross-examine the witnesses of
claimant, and to offer evidence in rebuttal ' •
that submitted bv claimant ^
EDW'D PHILLIPS, Renter.
Homestead Entry No. 4816.
Land Office at Natchitoches, La. )
N ,. . . , . May 2 . 1896 . " t
otme is hereby given that the following
named settler has tiled notice of his 1«
tent-ion to make final proof in support of hi.
claim, and that said pfoof will beSe before
Clerk of the District Court, at Benton, on
June 12,18%, viz: Homestead Entry No 18! f>__
Richard MoCullough-for the Wert hatfrf
northwest quarter seecmn 32, township 21
North, range 12 West. 1 1
He names the following witnesses to prove
bis continuous residence upon and cultivation
of said land, viz: Ed English and John Je"
fewon, of Midway, La-, and Frank JenninJ,
and Morns Jennings, of Rocky Mount, La
Any person who desires to protest against
the allowance of such proof, or who knows of
any substantial reason, under tho law and the
regulations of the Interior Department whv
such proof shonld not be allowed, will be'given
anjjpportunity at the above mentioned time
and place to cross examine the witnesses of
satd claimant, and to offer evidence in rebuttal'
or that submitted by claimant.
m ~ EDW'6 PHILLIPS, Register.
May 7,1890. June 11
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Sheriff '* Sale.
Thomas Lyles Y Nos. 828 and 310.
. 11 V8 r £ In Justice J. P. (
Mitchell Jenmngs. ) sou's Court, Ward
B y virtue of a writ of fieri facias issu
the above named suit, and to me dire
lrom Justice J. P. Gleason's Court, inwn
Bossier parish, La., I have seized and
proceed to sell at publie auction to the las
highest bidder, at Midway. La., withii
legal hours of sale, on Saturday. May
1896, the following described property, to
The southwest quarter of section Î9, t
8 ®*P 21, range 12, with all improvements,
timber on said hand has been sold.
The above described property seized a
property of defendant, Mitchell Jenning
Terms of Sale—Cash, subject to the bi
J. L. KEITH, Deputy Shei
Stray Sale ,
E strayed before me, J. L. C. Graham, Justice
of the Peace, Ward 3, by J. N. Brvan,
aDd will bo sold at Plain Dealing, La., within
lone hours of sale, ou Friday, June 5th,
18%, oDe Brown Mare, blaze face, black mane
and tail, no brauds, two hind feet white, about
5 years old,and about 13] hands high.
Appraised at $20.
Also, on« Sorrel Maro, about 3 years old 1 ,
and about 12] hands high, light mane and tail,
"«brands, ami appraised at $15 00.
The owner is requested to come forward,
prove property, pay charges, Ac
J. L.C. GRAHAM, J. P.
WM. ENDER8. HENRY ENDER8.
WE ENDERS & SON,
108 and 110 Texas St.. Shreveport, La.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Mattresses, Window Shades,
Wall Paper. &c.
Specialty of Glazed Sash, Window Glass,
O Doors, Blinds and Cypress Shiugles.
Mail orders promptly attended.
J. D. Robertson's Star Hotel,
I s now open to the citizens of Bossier and the
trayeliag publio 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 and attentive drivers always on hand
Stock fed and cared for. Terms reasonable.
A. J. REYNOLDS, Proprietor'
Omnibuses Connect with all Trains
N otice is hereby given in obedience to Arti
cle 48 of the Constitution of Louisiana
that, at the approaching session of the General
Assembly of the State, a bill will be introduced
to create a new Charter for the town of Ben
ton in place of the existing Charter.
Beaton, La., April 9,1896. may 14
F rom Captain Thomas Player's plaoe, near
Hughes Spur, on April 11th, a small yel
low cream colored mare, blaze face, stumpy
tail, 5 years old, trade brand on shoulder.
A liberal reward will be paid for tbe return
to me of above described mare.
tf On Player Place ■