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W. H. Scanland. Editor and Proprietor. BENTON, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY,9, 1896. Police Jury Proceedings. Benton, La., July G, 1896. Police Jury met as Board of Reviewers. Roll call showed the following members present : E. S. Dortch, J. A. Sewall, W. M. Abney, J. R. Cavett, M. W. Casou, J. T. Manry and C. D. Sandidge. The body organized by electing E. S. Dortch President and B. R. Nash Clerk, for one year; and on motion and second, W. n. Scanland was elected Parish Treasurer for four years. On motion and second, Police Jury took recess for diuner, to meet at 2 o'clock. EVENING SESSION. Poliee Jury met after dinner.— Roll call showed following members present : E. S. Dortch, President; Dr. W. M. Abney, J. A. Sewall, J. R. Cavett, M. W. Cason, J. T. Manry and C. D. Sandidge. On motion and second, President Dortch appointed J. A. Sewall and J.T. Manry a committee on printing. After report of the committee, W. H. Scanland's bid to do the printing for this body for $160 for a period of one year, was accepted. On motion and second, The body elected A. J. Murff Parish Attorney at a salary of $100 per year, under following contract : This is to certify that I, A. J. Murff, hereby agree to act as Attor ney for the Police Jury for the sum of $100 per annum, collectable quar terly. This to include all advice, and all nocessary and all ordinary defence that may bo necessary in Courts, &c., also, all interdiction fees for insane persons. This does not include suits which may be brought on Sheriff's bonds, and other suits wherein the State and Parish has to bring suits, my fees in these cases being fixed by law. A. J. Murff. On motion and second, The Pres ident of the Police Jury is hereby authorized to offer a reward of $100 for the arrest of Bob Parker, who murdered Constable Morris; said reward to be paid after complete identification. On motion, Police Jury adjourned nntil to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock. Benton, La., July 7,1896. Police Jury met in regular session. Roll call showed the following mem bers present: E. S. Dortch, Presi dent; J. A. Sewall, Dr. W. M. Abney, J. R. Cavett, M. W. Cason, J. T. Manry and C. D. Sandidge. Minutes of preceding meeting read and approved. On motion of J. T. Manry, sec onded by M. W. Cason, That the Assessment be taken up by wards was lost by the following vote: Yeas— E. S. Dortch, J. T. Manry and M. W. Cason. Nays—J. A. Sewall, W. M. Abney, J. R. Cavett and C. D. Sandidge. The Board then took op Assess ment and proceeded to review the same. On motion, Poliee Jury took recess for dinner to meet at 2 o'clock p. m. EVENING SESSION. Police Jury met after dinner and took np Assessments. Police Jury adjourned until to morrow at 8 o'clock a. m. Benton, La., July 9,1896. Police Jury met in regular session. Roll call showed the following members present: E. S. Dortch, President, J. A. Sewall, Dr. W. M. Abney, J. R. Cavett, M. W. Casou, J. T. Manry and C. D. Sandidge. On motion and second, The body took np Assessments and proceeded to review the same, and after equal izing the Police Jury appointed Monday, July 28th as the day to meet the following tax payers whose assessments have been raised, and tbe clerk of this body is instructed to notify them J. J. Raised. Ward 1. J. W. Atkins, $1000 J. W. & H. E. Atkins, 500 W. D. & C. B. Hodges, 1200 T. W. Holmes, 140 J,T. McDade, 1000 Wade Washington, 140 E. S. Dortch, 245 Ward 2. Geo. Alexander, 120 Miss Alice Arnold, 75 Mrs. P. A. Butts, 150 J. M. Arnold and wife, 210 W. T. Colquitt, 365 B. A. Kelly, 140 Mrs. E. Kelly, 970 J. M. Montgomery, 370 J. M. Sellingtou, 150 A. E. Thompson, 420 G. A. Wise, 300 J. H. Woods, 950 Ward 3. Antrim Lumber Co., 750 Whited & Wheless, 2500 Ward 6. Heard & Sandidge, 400 W. J. Hickman, 585 J. G. & W. E. McDade, 1000 J. A. Skannal, 1880 J. W. Prince, 590 Mrs. A. J. Carraonche, 590 Non-Resident. State National Bank, 1025 Merchants and Farmers Bauk, 435 Commercial National Bank , 300 T. C. Barret, 1520 Sam Benjamiu, 180 F. Bonnelt, 100 Estate J. D. Bryan, 760 Barns Succession (A. Curtis) 1700 E. B. Campbell, 440 L. E. Carter, 610 Mrs. C. E. Eads, 240 J. M. & W. L. Foster, 800 C. J. Foster, 420 J. G. GiDgras, 420 Mrs. R. A. Gray, 795 D. S. Hall, 160 D. S. & S. E. Hall, 400 Hicks & Hicks, 240 Mrs. J. J. D. Hines, 1520 F. C. Hodges, 240 Mrs. O. Hnuter, 450 Perry Hutchinson, 500 La. Land Investment Co., 920 Mrs. P. Marshall, 450 Estate E. Skannal, 360 F. P. Stubbs, 1080 On motion and second, The body allowed tho Tax Assessor $250 on Assessment for 1S9G. The following per diem mileage and committee work was allowed : E. S. Dortch, $47 20, J. A. Sewall $10 20, Dr. W. M. Abney $9, J. E. Cavett $12, M. W. Casou $14 40, J. T. Manry $43, C. D. Sandidge $13 80, and for Clerk B. E. Nash $50, Eafe Watson, janitor, $1 60. Following Warrants were issued: No. 853—J. A. Sewall____ ..$10 20 854— Dr. W. M. Abney. 9 00 855—J. E. Cavett____ .. 12 00 85G— M. W. Cason... .. 14 40 857—J.T. Manry.... .. 43 00 858— C. D. Sandidge. .. 13 SO 859—Eafe Watson... .. 1 60 860- E. S.Dortch.... .. 47 20 861— B. E. Nash..... .. 50 00 862— W. U. Bledsoe.. .. 75 00 863— W. H. Bledsoe.. ..175 00 Miuutes read aud approved. Ou motion, Police Jury adjourned to meet on the 20th iustaut, to hear tax payers, and transact all business that may come before it. E. S. Dortch, President. B. R. Nash, Clerk. Reunion. Company B, 28th Louisiana Con federate Veterans will hold their 10th Annual Camp Fire Reunion on Wed nesday 19th, Thursday 20th and Fri day 21st of August, at their reunion grounds, on Bodcau, near Timothea. All Confederate veterans are invited to be with us. Will be a barbae ue and dinner on Thursday, Aug. 20. Camp Henry Gray, No. 551, U. C. V., will hold a meeting at the same time. F. M. Barnett, Chairman. Timothy Oakley, Adjutant Plain Dealer please copy. Baptist Camp Meeting, Magnesia Springs, Ark., July 12 to 20.—On July 12 to 20, the Cotton Belt will sell round trip tickets from Benton to Magnesia Springs, Ark., and return at rate of $2 15 for round trip._ Limit for return to July 21st O. R. Denton, Agent The " Get There" Mania. Memphis Commercial Appeal.] In a very sensible and humane article on a new psalm of life, the Augusta Chronicle makes some strictures on the modern interpreta tion of Longfellow's injunction to us to " act that each to-morrow find us farther than to-day." It insists that were one of the progressionists of this day to throw his whole theory of life into a few burniug words he would concentrate it all into the two, " Get there." Our contemporary is correct. To get there, no matter who falls, is the creed of too large a proportion of our nineteenth century popula tion. While in their selfishness they make themselves believe that to rustle is all right, and that be who has not been provided with tbe essentials of a sprinter deserves to drop, yet this is but a mile indorse ment of the principles of the prehis toric ages—the survival of the fit test. In vegetable life the principle may still be allowable, but it should not govern Christians. " The poli tician may get there in that he attains some good office and enjoys a large measure of praise," says tbe Chronicle ; " but he may accomplish this by an utter prostitution of tbe better part of his nature. The preacher may have the trumps of fame sounded before him as ho moves aud sinners be ready to weep aud repent as he opens bis cam paigns, but his 'get there' in all this may be the result of an appeal to men's love of the sensational rather than au awakening of the better parts of their natures. The variety of styles in whicn the seeker after wealth may attain bis aims in the opinion of himself and others is past all enumeration. But in almost all such instances, the achievement of success simply means the accomplishment of some selfish ambition and not tbe perfor mance of some part by which the world will be improved. This new psalm of life which they would have taken up and sang by the incoming generation has in it nothing of en thusiasm for humanity. It means the first place in honor, power or wealth for ourself, and a committal of those who fall behind to the devil's care. We would not com mend that'excelsior' motto which Longfellow's youth had inscribed on his banner as the best one for a boy to adopt. But it is better than this 'get there' which our modern boy is told to have on his lips. Every man for himself and tbe devil take the hindmost is not a noble rale of life. The man who'gets there' by polling others down to monnt upon their misfortunes does not enjoy the highest type of success. The man who lifts the fallen and lends a helping hand to those who are faiut and discouraged may not get as far along to the pinnacle which men call success in a worldly sense, but he will hold a more enduring place in the hearts of his fellow men, and have a surer hold upon eternity than the mau who sacrifices every claim of those about him to his own selfish determination to ' get there.' " Tbe man who takes a humane view of things—who panses in the pace that kills loug enough to ad minister balm to an unfortunate fallen among thieves—may not get money in his purse as qnickly as your progressionist, and it may not bo so well filled, bat no doubt be will get as much pleasure out of life and die with as few regrets. This doctrine, we are aware, is old-fash ioned, but it is pretty sound yet. Mass Meeting. Benton, La., July 6,1896. At a mass meeting held at the Court House on this day J. A. Sewall was called to tho chair, and C. M. Boreing elected Secretary. W. C. Vance explained that the object of tho meeting was for the purpose of adopting rules and regu lations for the election of Constable and Member of Executive Committee of Ward 2. The following was adopted as one general resolution to cover the entire matter. ResolVed, That there be a primary election held on Tuesday, the 14th day of July, for the purpose of elect ing a Constable and Member of Ex ecutive Committee, and that all white Democrats be invited to participate in said electfon, and that the polls bo opened at usual polling places in the ward, to-wit: Benton and Bossier City, That tho polls be opened at 8 a. m. and closed at 5:30 p. m. The election to be conducted under same rules and regulations as State election, and that the returns of said election be made by tbe commissioners to tbe Senator and Representative of tbis>[ ■ gl - "" 11 ____jg____■.!?"■_________ i parish, and the chairman of this meeting, and that tho Senator, Rep resentative and Chairman recommend the appointment of the person receiv ing a majority of all the vote cast at said election. In the event no ono receives a ma jority, then the two candidates re ceiving the highest number of votes shall run over under same rules as first election. In case of second election, it shall be held on July 21st. The candidates selected the follow ing commissioners. The chairman appointed the clerks : Commissions for Benton—A. G. Teague, J. M. Shaver, M. L. Bishop; F. B. Ogden, clerk. Commissioners for Bossier City— E. L. Boney, W. H. Billingsly, E. M. Hoyer; W. B. McCormick, clerk. On motion, the above minutes and resolutions were unanimously adopt ed. On motion, the meeting adjourned. J. A. Sewall, Chairman. C. M. Boreing, Secretary. A Ringing Red Hot Anti-Dy namite Mass Meeting. On Friday, June 26, the citizens of of Bossier and Webster parishes met at Graham's Crossing, on Bodcau, to discuss the dynamite question. At 11 a. m. the meeting was called, aud Capt. W. J. Hughes was appointed Chairman and Dr. P. Gibson Secre tary. Capt. J. J. Crow moved a rising vote be taken both for and against dynamiting, which vote showed tbe meeting to be anti-dynamite unani mously. Mr. G. W. Carruthers moved a committee be appointed by the chair to draft resolutions expressing the feeling of the citizens against dyna miting for fish. This motion was carried, aud the following committee appointed ; F. C. Hodges, Dr. P. Gibson, Capt. J. J. Crow, from Webster, and Ex-Senator W. A. Stroud, W. J. Johnston, L. J. and J. L. Keith, from Bossier. The meeting adjourned till 2 p. m. to await the report of committee. Promptly at 2 p. m., after partak ing of a nice and bounteous dinner queenly served by the fair ladies be neath the spreading branches of the stately oaks, Captain W. J. Hughes, the Chairman of the meeting, called for report of the committee. The committee being ready, sub mitted the following resolutions : Mr. Chairman : We, your commit tee on resolutions beg to submit the following : 1st. We hereby condemn in un limited terms the use of dynamite for killing fish in Bodcau and adjacent streams. 2nd. We Resolve, That we will use our best efforts to convict any and all that persist in using dynamite for the destruction of fish in Bodcau and adjacent streams. 3rd. We will use oar influence to restrict the sale of dynamite, and to secure proper legislation thereto. This report was unanimously adopted by rising vote, with tbe fol lowing amendment : 4th. Resolved, That a committee from both sides of Bodcau bayou be appointed to act as patrolmen. Each committee report to its respective chairman, whose duty is to inform the District Attorney. This commit tee is to be kept secret from tbe pub lic. The chairman of this patrol committee is to be appointed by the chairman of the committoo on reso lutions, and to serve an unlimited term. After some discussion, the follow ing petition was drawn up aud signed: 1st. We, the undersigned citizens of Webster and Bossier parishes, in joint assembly, do hereby petition tho Police Juries of Webster and Bossier parishes to enact 6uch laws as will place dynamiting for fish with the things of the past. 2nd. We do hereby petition Messrs. J. I. Allen, Postmaster at Sarepta and Police Juror elect, and Jessie Sykes, of Sykes' Ferry, to stop sell ing dynamite, either in person or by agents; and also petition any all par ties engaged in the sale of Bame to to do likewise. F. C. Hodges. Frank McClelland. R. L. Burks. R. L. Wills. W. D. Johnston. E. H. Montzingo. J. D. Burks. E. B. Lowe. J. T- Manry. G. B. Williams. J. J. Crow. L. J. Burks. G. W. Denig. W. T. Burks. R. W. Young. J. L. Hollis. C. M. Burks. John Davis. W. J. Hughes. W. L. Coyle. L. C. Campbell. G. B. Cocoa. T. H. Larkin. H. J. Lenoir. W. T. Keotb, Jr. W. T. Keith, Sr. E. E. Martin. W. J. Johnston. G. F. Malone. J. M. Coyle. C. C. Crosby. J. B. Whittington. W. L. Baten. W. J. Bounds. Wm. Burks. J. M. McCall. J. P. Adair. J. F. Gladney. W. J. Young. J. B. Holland. J. D. Campbell. J. N. Martin. A. R. Thompson. D. E. Bass. Silas Fonton. W. A. Stroud. O. M. Moody. C. H. Irion. M. Holly. J. E. Adger. Chas. Jones. On motioD, by W. J. Johnston, it was carried, That the days proceed ings in full should be published in the Bossier and Webster papers. Business being concluded, the meeting adjourned sinn die. School Board Proceedings. Benton, La., July 4,1896. School Board met in regular ses sion. Roll call showed the following members present: \V. J. Johnston, ; President; R. B. Martin, J. W. ' Prince, N. W. Sentell, J. B. Thomp son. Absent: E. S. Dortch, J. N. Platt, J. D. Rogers, J. M. Arnold. Minutes ot April meeting read and approved. ' The President appointed tho fol lowing members a committee to ex amine and report on settlement with W. H. Scanland, Parish Treasurer : N. W. Sentell, J. W. Prince, Dr. R. B. Martin. W. II. Scanland, Treasurer, In account with Bossier School Fund. 1896. Current Fund. April 4 —To amount to correct......$ 7 CO May 18.—To amount from State Su perintendent................... 1803 40 July 3.—To amount from Collector on polls of 1894, $90, less 5 per cent............................ 19 00 April 2.—To amonut from Collector, polls, 1895, $317, less 5 percent. 329 65 July 3.—To amount down, over drawn.......................... 10130 56 $12290 21 Cr. April 2—Hr amount down overdrawn $10306 60 April 2—By ain't paid J. J. McCann. 19 25 May 18.—By amount paid Warrants No. 213to 261, inclusive... 1915 98 July 3.—By commission on $1935 23. 48 88 $12.290 20 July 3.—By bal. down overdrawn. ..$10130 56 Amounts Duo Townsiiips. To Town. 15, Range II.............$ 91 30 16. 10 33 01 16 13............. 78 68 17 11............. 45 03 17 12............. 609 17 17 13............. 239 28 18 13............. 2126 11 19 13............. 521 82 20 12............. «9t 20 20 14........... 344 92 21 11............. 1165 98 22 14 3091 90 23 14............. 1598 28 Recapitulation. July 3—To amount due Townships. $10,034 71 By amount overdrawn...... 10,130 56 July 3.—Net cash on haud......... 95 85 Committee reported the Treasur er's account was correct. Commit tees report received and accepted and vonchers ordered bnrned in open session. On motion aud second tbe follow ing resolntion was adopted, aud the President and Secretary authorized to sign the same : To the State Board of Education, Baton Rouge, La : We, the School Board of Bossier Parish, La., do resolve that, Whereas the Benton School is already doing High School work (the school building and fixtures being of no expense to the parish) your Board will recognize it as a High School, and authorize it to issue diplomas as tho Bentou High School. Be it further Resolved, That we adopt th^ nigh School course of study recommended by . Prof. Alcee Fostier aud here appended. W. J. JOHNSTON, President, School Board. B. R. Nash, Acting Secretary. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE RECOMMEND ED BY PROF. ALCEE FORTIER. First Year—First Term. English Grammar 5 English Dictation and Composition 3 Algebra aud Arithmeti (review) 5 U. S. History, 3 J Phys. Geography 5 I Latin 5 20 Drawing and Singing 5 Second Term—Same as above. Second Year—First Term. V Grammar, 3 English > Dictation and Composition 2 J Literature 2 Math. I Arithmetic (review) 1 United States History 3 t Physics 3 ( and French 3 or Latin 5 Drawing aud Singing 5 30 or 21 Second Term as above except General History lor U. S. History. Third Year—First Term. Î Literature 5 Dictation and Composition 2 S Geometry 4 Algebra (review) 1 General History 3 Civil Government 2 S Physiology 3 ( and French 3 or Latin 5 English Math. Second Term as above. Fourth Year—First Term. ! Literature Rhetoric and Composition 1 Geometry I Algebra (review) General History (review) ! Chemistry auh French or Latin English Math. 22 or 23 Second Term. 22 or 23 English as in first term 10 Math J Algebra and Geometry reviewod 5 I or Com. Arith. and book keeping 5 General History (review) 2 Chemistry 3 And French 3 Or Latin 5 22 or 23 On motion, School Board adjourned ta meet at 2 o'clock p. m. EVENING SESSION. Board met after dinner. Roll call showed the following members present: W. J. John ston, President; R. B. Martin, J. W. Prince, N. W. Sentell and J. B. Thompson. On motion and second. Maria Paul was al lowed 8 days pay at $1 25 per day tor teaching Ford school, to be paid out of the 3 months fund for that school. On motion and second, application of J. E. Murray for halt mouth's pay was laid on tho table until next meeting. On motion and second, No teacher will bo allowed to count pupils to keep up an average that has been coanted in the average of other schools. Carried. On motion and second, The now Board is requested to meet) on the Friday liefere the first Saturday in Oktober for the purebaso of organizing, aud for letting out sohoois for tbe next scholastic year. Members drew their per dcimand adjourned sine die. Photographs. The studio, No. 601 Texas street, known as the "The Star Gal lery," has been remodeled through out, and is now tbe largest and most modern place of the kind in Shreve port. Call and examine oar work before going elsewhere. We can save you money. Satisfaction guar anteed. Respectfully, J. DAMBLY. State Tax Sales of immov able Property» The State ot Louisiana vs. Delinquent Tax Debtors, Parish of Bossier. Ijy virtue of the authority vested i n me W AJ tbc Constitution of the State of Louisiana 1 will sell at the principal front dor- of thÀ Coati House m which the Civil District Court of s »ul parish is held, in the town of Benton La , within 1 he legal hours for judiei«! sal«,,' beginning at 11 a. in. on Saturday the 1 bk of July. a. r>., 1896. and ......... ..... u e th succeeding day until said sales are completed »11 immovable property ou which taxes arc now due to the State of Louisiana. Parish ot Bossier and the Bossier Levee District to enforce collection of taxes assessed in 'the vear 1895. together with interest thereon from the 31st day of December of the vear i t , which said taxes were due, at tbe rate ot 2 per cent per mouth until paid and all cost. " * The number of said delinquent tax'pacers the amount of taxes due by each on the asses i' ment of said year, aud the immovable prone ty assessed to each to be offered tor sale V« as follows, to-wit : WARD 3. J.E. Johnston—Lot 66 of the 1st addition to town of Plain Dealing, Inlly described on page 18. Volume 15. Conveyances. T»x u , r a , 1894 and 1895, $13 45. iwr Zaok Gardner—South half of northeast quarter, northwest quarter of northeast quar ter and northeast quarter of northwest qua-, ter of section 4, township 21, tango 13 and southwest quarter of southeast quarter and southeast quarter of southwest quarter of section 33, township 22, range J3, Taxes fn 1S95, $6 10. ,or Estate of Frank Ward—Half interest in northwest quarter of section 8, township m range 13. Taxes, 1893-4-5, $3 60. ' ~ ' WARD 5. Sidney Brittontiue—Northeast quarter o£ northwest quarter and northwest quarteruf northeast quarter of section 19, township 21 range 11. Taxes tor 1894-5, $7 15. Estate ot Joseph Graham—Sixty acres in fractional north half of northwest'quarter tif section 10, township 21, range 12. Taxes for 1893-1-5. $2 70. r Madison Hughes— Southeast quarter of southeast quarter of section 6, township 2» range 12. Tixesfor 1894 and 1895, $5 32. ' Estate Anthony Harris—Northeast quarter of southeast quarter of section 24, townsl.va 2L range 12. Taxes for 1891 and 1395, $3 Hi, Estate Jack Coates—Lots 2, 3 and 4, infràc. tionul north half of northwest quarter and northwest quarter of northeast quarter of section 15, township 20, range II. Taxes $1 92. ' John Wesley—Southeast quarter of north west quarter and northeast quarter of south west quarter of section 12, township 2*>, rai.go range 12. Taxes for 1893,1894 and 1895, $7 98 WARD 6. ' NON-RESIDENTS. Heirs II. W. Hughes—Southwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 17, township 2t range 12. Taxes for 1893-1-5. $1 80. Robert and J. L. Hodges—Northeast qosr terof southwest quarter of section >2, town ship 16, rauge 11. Tax60eents. Dr. T. A. Snider and Heirs of Marv J. Snider—Northwest quarter, north half «f fractional northeast quarter ot section 5, east half ot southeast quarter, fractional west half ot northeast quarter of section 6, township 18, rauge 12, and fractional southeast quarter and southwest quarter of southwwt quarter, aud lot 8, of section32, township 19, range 12. Taxes. 1895, $42 95. Stauffer A Kortuin—Lots 6 and 9. Block 25, Plain Dealing. Taxes. 1891 and 1895, $1 15 . Estate of John Chaffc—North half of north east quarter, south half of northeast quarter and northeast quarter of southeast quarter of section 25, ana southeast quarter of section 35, township 18, range 11; northeast quarter ot northeast quarter of section 25, township 19, range 12. Taxes, $6. Ambrose Broadua—Southwest qnivtcr of southeast quarter of section 11, township 18. range 12. Tax, 1895,60 cents. Johnson A Shaffer—Block 19 and 32, and laits 3, 4 aud 5, Block 42, Benton, La. Tax' 60 cents. Estate of W. J. Crawford—naif interest in east half of southeast quarter ot section 4, township 20. range 11. Tax, 60 cents. On said day ot salo I will sell sneh portico of each of said specific property as each debtor shall point out, and in case the debtor shall not point out sufficient property I will at once and without further delay sell the least quan tify of said ^ spécifié property of any debtor which any bidder will huy lor the amount of taxes, interests and costs duo by «aid debtor. Thesalewillbo without appraisement for cash or legal tender money of the United States, and the property sold shall be redeemable at any time tor the space of one year, by paying the price given, with 20 per cent aud cost added. A. R. THOMPSON, State Tax Collector, Bossier Parish. La. Benton, La., June II, 1896. •iYotice To Mortgage Creditors on Bossier Parish Property. I n conforndry with Section 63, Act 85, of 1888. notice is hereby given to all parties hold ing mortgages upon real estate in Bossier par ish on w inch taxes for the year 1895 have not been paid, that I will begin the salo of same at the Court House door ou Saturday, July 18tb, 1896, aud that a number of pieces of property so delinquent are now being advertised in this newspaper in conl'onnitv with the law prepar atory to such salo. Tho attention of the •mortgage creditors is especially called to these advertisements of tax sales, ' and they are warned to take such steps prior to the sale as may be necessary to protect tlieir rights. A. R. TllOMPTON, State Tax Collector, Bossier Parish, La. Benton, La.. June, 11 1896. GROCERIES At Wholesale Only. SPECIALTIES: LIME, CEMENT, NAILS AND BARBED WIBEL. Correspondence solicited. Orders, like Doctor's proscriptions, careful ly filed, bur unlike them, are not compounded. It is oniy the interest after maturity of tbe bill that is. SHREVEPORT, LA. WM. ENUKRS, HENRY ENDERS. WIÜ. ENDERS & SON, 108 and 110 Texas St.. Shreveport, La., Wholesale anti Retail Dealers in FURNITURE, Mattresses, Window Shades, Wall Paper, &c. CtpeeiaUy of Glazed Sash, Window Glass, >3 Doors, Blinds and Cypress Shingles. Mail orders promptly attended. JYotiee X s hereby given that we have sold ear entire interest in the Lumber Plaut and Logging Railroad, with Rolling Stock: also, all m-' counts and notes, to M. A. JOHNSON, who will continue tbe business in name of Benton Lumber Company. We solicit your patrouago for the new firm. Ji H WOODS A CO. Per Woods Jana 25,1896.- jolyW'