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New moon to-day.
Watch Benton grow.
The time to advertise—all the
A refreshing rain Saturday did
everything good in this section.
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The Shreveport Gray Cigar, five
cents straight. Sold by L. G.
Ladies can get bargains at the
Mary A. Files Millinery Company's
popular millinery 6tore, 320 Texas
The J. H. Woods l umber 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.
National Republican Conven
tion, St. Louis, June 1G.— To all
who wish to attend the National
Republican Convention at St. Louis :
You can get tickets via tho Cotton
Belt Route at rate of one fare for
the round trip. Date of sale, June
13th, 14th and 15th. Limit for re
turn June 21.
O. IÏ. Denton, Agent.
Cotton Belt Excursion on
June 2G and 27.—The Cotton Belt
Route will sell round trip tickets
from Benton to Richmond, Va., aud
return, at rate of 824 75, for round
trip. Limit to return twenty days
from date of sale. Account of Con
federate Veteran Reunion at Rich
mond, June 30th to July 2nd.
O. R. Denton, Agent.
J. Ii. Woods & Co., manufacturers
of Rough aud Dressed Yellow 4'iue
and Oak Lumber, will cat and fill
your bills on short notice. Will sell
you lumber cheap on yard, or deliver
it for you on or off of railroad.—
Write for prices beforo buying else
Benton High School will close for
the term to-morrow. The school for
the past term has been a very
successful one, under tlhe superior
principalship of Prof. A. S. Dale,
■efficiently assisted by Mrs. Dale.—
We have a most excellout school,
audit has the happy co-operation of
the citizens of the towu and sur
The latter part ot last week the
Banner received tho first cotton
bloom of tbe season. It was sent in
by Mr. C. -E. Byrd, who lives three
miles east of this place. The bloom
opened Wednesday morning—tbe
Monday, after the abovo was put
in type, we received another bloom
from Mr. H. M. Matlock, of Mott,
which opened ou the first day of
For the Political Campaign
take tho Woekly Commercial Appeal,
Memphis, Tenu. Throe months only
It) cents iu silver. The Commercial
Appeal is oue of tho leading papors
iu the South aud is for free silver.
For a club of 50 new subscriptions
for 3 months at 10 cents each they
will send a stem-winding, stem-setting
and open-face watch that will keep
accurate time for three years or rnoro.
They want 1,000 club-raisers to ac
cept this offer within the next thirty
days. This offor not good after
I he J. II. \\ oods Go. want your
trade, whether small or large. All
orders will meet same prompt atten
tion. See J. H. Woods & Co.'s ad.
in this paper. Beaton firm.
Outs, Hay, Sugar, Coffee, Flour ami
all kinds ot Groceries
Clothing, and the Celebrated Buck and
o, . . ,, .,
bkm breeches; Collins. 1 unutare, i
Wagon a ml Plow Fixtures, Cows, A
Mules, Livery Stables, Blacksmith j
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ft*J* When you want to spend your j
money, see me. I handle Corn, ] \
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Boots, Shoes, liais, Beady Made !
SliOp, Saw Mill, Lumber, SllUiglöR
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UlKl lOWU Lots. lillt'S perfect.—
ri- m ^nt • 7 r. y < >
Terms— Thrcc-Thmh Cash , balance
when you get the goods.
Yours to command.
T. M. V AFGHAN.
An elegant assortment of Spring
and Summer Millinery Goodscan be
found at the Mary A. Files Millinery
Company, Limited, 320 Texas St.,
Shreveport. They have goods only j
of the finest and best material, and
purchasers are assured of bargains,
and can rely on goods as represent
"Life Studies trom .Mother Goose,"
under the direction of Mr. Lhos. W.
Dale, will be given by the pupils of
Benton High School, at the Court
House, on J une 12,1S0G, to purchase
school apparatus. Performance wil
begin promptly at 8 o'clock l*. M.—
Admission, 35 and 15 cents.
Make out your bills and send them
to the J. II. Woods Lumber Co. for
prices. They will give you best
figures on all kinds of lumber.
Important Dental Notice.
To all patients coming to me for
services along Cotton Belt Railway,
I will pay their railroad faro both
coming aud going, when work is
done amounting to 810 and over, or
I will pay fare one way when work
amounts to 85. So there will be no
expense to you to run down. Every
thing guaranteed, and prices made
satisfactory before work is done.
Dr. Ciias. C. McCloud,
Leading Dentist, Shreveport, La.
Same Old Stand.
The studio, No. G01 Texas street,
known as the "The Star Gal
lery," has been remodeled through
out, and is now the largest and most
modern place of the kind in Shreve
port. Call and examine our work
beforo going elsewhere. We can
save you money. Satisfaction guar
Dr. T. M. Comegys, office over
Zodiag's, adjoining Oi>era House,
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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. ra.
COLLIXSBUKG—Second Sunday in each
month, at 4 o'clock p. in.
MOUNT PLEASANT—Third Sunday in
each month, at 11 o'cloolt a. m.
ALDEN BRIDGE—Third. Sunday in each
month, at4 o clock p. m.
BENTON—Fourth Sunday in each mouth,
at 11 o'clock a. in.
Prayor meeting at the Methodist Church, in
Benton, every Tuesday night.
Suuday School at the Methodist Church
every Sunday at 10 o'clock a. ni.
II. J. HOLTZ, P. C.
BENTON.—Preaching every third Sunday
at ! I a. in. and 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Thursday at 7:3u j,. m.
Place of worship, Court House.
CURTIS.—Preaching every lirst Sunday at
11 a. m.
LOVELY POINT.—Preaching second and
fourth Sundays in each month at 11 a. m.
J. S. CAMPBELL. Pastor
Freight, No. 11, due at Benton......7:1 1 a. it. |
Passenger, No. 8, due at Bontou......o:t)8 1 -. ji. !
Trains Southbound. j
Time Table Cotton Belt Route,
Passenger, No. 7, due at Benton____10:11 m
Freight, No. 11, due at Benton......5:06 p. m.
O. U. Denton', Agent.
.Yoticc to Teachers.
T here are, at present, no available funds in
the Treasury to pay salaries. Teachers
will send in their reports, and same will be
registered in their order, and paid immediately
ou reception of the money bv tbe Treasurer.
J'. A! W. LOWRY,
Benton, La., May 'Ll, 1S%.
SHRF. VF. PORT. L O VIS LA XA.
A. J. REYNOLDS, Proprietor
Omnibuses Connect with all Trains
.Vo t ice.
■VTotice is hereby given iu obedience to Arti
1N cle 18 of tho Constitution of Louisiana
that, at the approaching .session ol the General
Assembly of the State, a bill will be introduced
to create a now Charter for tho town of lieu
ton in place of the existing Charter.
Benton, La.. April 9,18%. may 11
P arties wishing to sell laud would do well
to confer with me.
J. E. ADGER
Hughes Spur, Bossier Parish, La.
. iii h • Juöü ry,
. nuns of Bossier, Bienville !
and Webster parishes. ]
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A ttornevs at Law, Bftntoo, Louisiana. Will
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ii. \V . Sentoll & Co.
Joannes Smith ,
\ at Law, Bouton, Bo«u.
, New Orleans
Colton Factors and
GOLDSTEIN, MABRY & CO.
Deal. rs in
(j! roueries, Produce,
Fruit, Cheese, Butter, Etc.,
'JJ'J. 'fcts au'l 330 Texas Street. Shreveport.
t oui m i sson .lit re ha n Is
Ami Dealers m
GLAIN, HAY AND FEED STUFF,
bub and Go'S Levee, Shrevenort.
.3! b nu the Levee, Shreveport, La.,
S>e*v Good«, < folitmg, Boots,
Will sell as low as any house, it- town.
Flörsheim Bros.' Dry Goods
V HOLESALh DEALERS JR
Bool.« a lit! Shot**,
Nos. 210, 212, 214, 21G Love;. St.,
F. MARTEL & SON,
Always the Lowest Piaee.
New Store. New Stock.
COOKING AND HEATING STOVES
House Furnishing Roods.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Work done on
Keep a full stock of Sheet Iron, aud Tin
Roofing. Valleys aud Guttering.
CALL AT dll TEXAS STREET,
. 1 . II. WOODS Y 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 the Mar
tin Lumber Co., at Bolinger, under
stands the wants of the people, and
will use every effort to please.
Give us a call and be convinced
that we mean business.
Yours, Very Respectfully^
J. H. WOODS k CO.
M. A. Keith, ot al,
Minor? of J. F. and Emma McKinney.
No. 10 1Ô. Jn District Court, Bossier Far., La.
I S y virtue of an order and commission for
A sale, issued in the above entitled suit,
and to mo directed, authorizing and reouiring
mo to sell for purpose of partition between
! plant ids and defendants, the hereinafter de
j scribed property owned iu indivision by them,
i I will, on Sat urday, June JO, 1896, at the Court
House, in the town of Benton, La., within tho
| legal hours prescribed by law, proceed to «eil
! at public auction to the last and highest bid
j der. The following described laud, to wit:
The cast half of northeast ouarter of section
•J.3. township JI. range PJ. containing SO uvie*,
more or less, situated in Bossier parish, La.
Terms of .Sale—Cash, subject to the benefit
A R. THOMPSON.
Sher-rt and ex-officio Auctioneer.
Benton. La., May l i, 18.tr.
j Tpstrayed before Geo. A. Moore. J. P , Ward
j JL 6. by L. R. Sapp, and will lie sold at
Bellevue, La . within the legal hours of sale,
on Monday, June29. 18%, one 3 year oid led
and white pided heifer (mark was changed
through mistake and former mark forgotten.)
Branded W H on hip.
Also, one .-toer, about J years old red and
white speckled, marked undersiopo in right
and swallowfork iu left ear.
The owner is requested to cowo forward,
prove property, pay charges, fee.
W. M. MORROW, Constable.
J. D. Robertson's Star Hotel,
Ï I now open to the citizens of Bossier and the
, traveling public generally. This house is
ne ivly fitted up and is the best hotel in Ben tot
The Livery and Feed Stable iu connection !s
first-class in every respect. Teams and vehi
ties, and and attentive drivers always on band
Stoc k fed and cared for. Terms reasonable. •
.Votive to Trespassers.
\ T o hunting or fishing on inv place will he,
il allowed. Trespassers will be prosecuted
to tlie fallest extent of the law.
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Spouse*. I5ru$hoa. Perttuuen
Dit. W. 31. ABNEY,
]> / A i 0 '>. LA.,
DE ALT It IN
P rescriptions care!niiy compouiuleu. an
orders filled with care am! disj»atrl
ii(' rouijdete. and warranted
the best quality.
iOek ot Me
irsst: a iAA.ci:.
OM Reliable Companies.
Correspoudeuce Solicited ou all Claeses of
1 1 b Spring Street,
Nos. 223 and 225
TEXAS STREET . SHREVEPORT, LA. |
v\ iioli T.li- .tint IT tail Dealer in
CH IXA WARE
Anti Gd oral TTor.se Furnishing Goods. Ale
Sole Am-ut lor tin ( ■ Icbrateil
Charter Oak and Buck's Brilliant i
stoves and Ranqes. j
DEALER IN |
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots,
SHOES AND HATS.
CROC FRISAS «f.VIJ
Genera! Plantation Supplies.
N\>. .308, on the Lcvoo,
W. IÎ. JACOBS,
S. 1 KNICK, JR.,
Capital: $200,000 00.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
\<>. 3,1 «KÏ,
Of Shreveport , I,a.
E. & W. B. JACOBS,
Comfort and Speed Com
bined When Taaveling
-- via the -
Mi F S T F I. Y F
St. Louis the North and East.
TWELVE HOURS saved by taking
the St. Louis limited train,
short line to all points in
Memphis, Shreveport or New
Orleans. Direct Route
CALIFORNIA AMD MEXICO.
Double Daily Trains With Pullman
For Tickets aud further information, call on
or address your nearest ticket agent or
L. S. THORNE, ) GASTON MESLIER,
3,1 Vicc-Pre ddont and / General Passeger and
General Manager. ) Ticket Agent.
W. C. PERRIN,
j And Commission Merchant,
j No. PJt) Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
W"4 1 t6Ä^ä*2fJEA a "Ä
make cash advances ou consignments of Cot
ton. Gives careful attention to the purchase
of Groceries or Dry Goods on orders.
WHITE» A \Y I IE LESS,
ALDEN BRIDGE, LA.,
Hough and Dressed Lumber,
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
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i SHINGLES AND MOULDINGS
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Careful Attenisn to Orders by Mail.
JAM2 FCB 8 FEB IS |WS
$3»i og~£ sg Ac» jk eg :
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22 1 Texas Street,
THE BIG STOVE HOUSE OF SHREVEPORT, LA.
Full Lino of Heaters,
Full LIîlS Of COOkOIS,
Full Line of House FurnisMng Gcods,
CHEAPEST IN THE CITY!
SHEREttAN, STOKJIER A CO., Proprietors.
fiST Send us your ad*
dress on a postal card
and we will send, you
one o£* tlie nicest
Catalogues you. ever
saw. It contains over
lOO Different Styles
of Good Siloes, und
■yon can have it tor
Shreveport Shoe Mai*.
FILL» AM) C1ARDE> SEED
I am uow ready for business and will keep constantly ou band <n
compelte stock of Produce anti Seeds, Seed Potatoes, etc. If you will
gat my prices I will get your orders.
Nos. 104 and 10G Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
PAINT AND WALL PAPER
G01 Texas Street,
jtST Goods shipped on day of re
ceiving order, and your patronage
f » , npemai avwuuou given io re m.
i OA, pairing. Highest prices paid Ejh
t At... 3 Ltr aLI (trd/1 Prom r.t •» ftr. »■» rîr. r* (!n..V
511 Matket Street, Shreveport, La.,
Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler.
WATCHES CLOCKS AND JEWELRY.
)> Ä Special attention given to re
ffili'A». ' . .
__for old gold. Pronijit attuuionl
given to country orders.
TIMBER BELT LUMBER CO,
K. W. HANKS,
F. I HANKS,
Sec y and Treasurer.
3J MILES EAST OF BENTON*
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED ANC*
DELIVERIES MADE AT BENTON.
P O. EX TOR, LA.
No. 318 Texas Street,