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Published Every Thursday. Price of Subscription, in Advance. One year...............................$1 00 Six months............................. GO Three months.......................... 35 Transient advertisements, $1 for ten lines or less, first insertion. Each subsequent in sertion , 00 cents. Death and marriage notices, when not over five lines, published free. Obituaries, resolu tions of respect, cards of thanks,all announce ments for the lienefit of individuals ami their business pursuits, etc., will be charged regular advertising rates. BENTON, LA., THURSDAY,::::::v.::::::JULY 9, 1896. New moon to-morrow night. Alwyn Moore, eon of Mr. and Mrs' Geo. A. Moore, died of swamp fever, at Bellevue, on last Monday night; aged about'12 years. District Deputy Mack Wellman, of Shreveport, will bo with Center Lodge, Knights of Pythias, at Al deu Bridge, on Saturday night, July 25th. Refreshments will be served in the Hall on this occasion. Shreveport Bridge collections for tbonth of June, 1S0G: T. M. Love, East end......$444 90 G. Owens, West end....... 429 Gö M. Smith, night........... 159 80 Total.................$1084 35 A barbacue will be given at Ben ton on Wednesday, Joly 22nd. A general invitation to attend is ex tended to the public. The Commit tee of Arrangements consists of the following uatned gentlemen : A. R. Thompson, B. A. Kelly, A. J. Murft, J. A. W. Lowry, J. P. Creswell, T. M. Vaughan, J. M. Belcher, R. L. Gilliam, W. C. Vance, J. A. Sewall, S. M. Thomas, Wm. Timberlake, B. F. Oneal, J. H. Belchee, Hon. H. W. Ogden, T. W. W. Stinson. -- ^ m m - Bossier District Court, Judge J. T. Watkins presiding, convened Monday Following named Grand Jury, which is now in session, was empan eled : A. G. Teague, Foreman; G. W. Arnold, S. W. Vance, L. C. Biggs, C. W. Edwards, W.T. Keith, J. W. Walker, W. B. McKinney, S. P. Johnston, Willis Alleu, S. T. Taylor, S. H. Cochran, A. J. Moss, J. T. McDade, W. R. Cavett and T. W. Holmes. Grand Jury will adjourn Friday evening or Saturday. The case of tbo State vs. James Kenner, charge, mnrder, will be tried uext Monday. Court will be in session about three weeks. - - -- - Personal Paragraphs. Mrs. W. E. McDade is visiting relatives in Benton. Mr. G. T. Fleming, who was sick with fever last week, is up aud about again. Senator J. A. W. Lowry returned homo Wednesday eveniug from Baton Ronge. Mrs. R. C. Stinson and Mrs. J. P. Creswell, who have been visitiug relatives, returned Friday. Mr. R. A. Adams and Miss Belle Calm were married on the 4th inst., at the residence of Mrs. L. Green; Elder Wm. Allen officiating. Misses Niua and Blanche Bird well Jett Monday on a three months'visit to relatives at Natchez, Miss. Miss Bessie Pegnes, of Mansfield, visited Miss Jennie Vickers, at Gold Point, a few days last week. There is a late comer at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Adger, at Rash Point. It is a charming little girl. Mr. W. A. Hney, of Magenta, left Tuesday to spend two weeks at Roseborough Springs, near Mar shall, Texas. Dr. R. B. Martiu, wife and little daughter, were goests of Elder and Mrs. J. S. Campbell last Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Belle Stayton and her two children, of Coushatta, are ou a two weeks' visit to Mrs. S. H. Vick ers, at Gold Point. Having obtained leave of absence from Gov. Foster, Dr. H. Neeson, Coronor of this parish, left Wednes day of last week on a thirty days' visit to bis son id Atlanta, Ga. The citizens of the neighborhood will meet on the first Tuesday in August at the Red River cemetary for the purpose of cleaning off the ground. Mr. Joe Benjamin and family have moved into Mr. L. G. Smith's new dwelling on Sibley street, and Mr. D. B. Stinfon and family have mov ed into the house recently occupied by Mr. Benjamin, in Old Benton. 16?" When you want to spend your money, see me. I handle Corn, Oats, Hay, Sugar, Coffee, Flonr and all kinds of Groceries; Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Ready Made Clothing, and the Celebrated Buck Skin Breeches; Cofiius, Furniture, Wagon and Plow Fixtures, Cows, Mules, Livery Stables, Blacksmith Shop, Saw Mill, Lumber, Shingles and Town Lots. Titles perfect.— Terms— Three-Thirds Cash , balance when you get the goods. Yours to command. T. M. Vaughan. National People's Party Con vention, American Silver Con vention, St. Louis, July 22.— For the above occasion the followiug rates will apply, viz: The Cottou Belt Route, Benton to St. Louis and return, one fare ($16 15) for the round trip. O. R. Denton, Agent. An elegant assortment of Spring and Summer Milliuery Goodscan be found at the Mary A. Files Millinery Company, Limited, 320 Texas St., Shreveport. They have goods only of the finest and best material, aud purchasers are assured of bargains, and cau rely on goods as represent ed. Ladies cau get bargains at the Mary A. Files Millinery Company's popular millinery store, 320 Texas street, Shreveport. The Shreveport Gray Cigar, five cents straight. Sold by L. G. Smith, Bentou. For the Political Campaign take the-Weekly Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. Turoo months only 10 cents in silver. The Commercial Appeal is ono of tho leading papers in tho South and 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 aud open-face watch that will keep accurate time for threo years or more. They want 1,000 club-raisers to ac cept this offer within the next thirty days. This offer not good after September 15. Do all that is in thy heart ; for God is with thee.—I Ciiroo., xvii,2. Do all things without inurmur iugs and disputiugs.—Phillippiaus ii, 14. Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help from man.—Psalin lx, 11. _ Important Dental Notice. To all patients coming to me for services along Cotton Belt Railway, will pay their railroad fare both coming and going, when work is done amounting to $10 and over, or I will pay fare one way when work amounts to $5. So there will be no expense to you to run down. Every thing guaranteed, aud prices made satisfactory before work is uone. Dr. Chas. C. McCloud, Leading Dentist, Shreveport, La. Same Old Staud. Dentistry. Dr. T. M. Comegys, olfico over Zodiag's, adjoining Opera House, Shreveport, La. 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. m. COLLINSBUKG—Second Sunday in each month, at 4 o'clock p. m. MOUNT PLEASANT-Third Sunday in each month, at 11 o'clook a. nr. ALDEN BRIDGE—Third Sunday in each mouth, at 4 o'clock p. m. BENTON—Fourth Sunday in each month, at 11 o'clock a. m. Prayer meeting at the Methodist Church, in Benton, every Tuesday night. Sunday School at the Methodist Church everv Sunday at 10 o'clock a. m. H. J. BOLTZ, P. O. Church Directory. BENTON.—Preaching every third Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting every Thursday at 7:30 p. m. Place of worship, Court House. CURTIS.—Preaching every first Sunday at 11 a. m. LOVELY POINT.—Preaching second and fourth Sandavs in each month at 11 a. m. J. S. CAMPBELL, Pastor Time Table Cotton Beit Route. Trains Northbound. Freight, No. 11, dite at Benton......7:14 a.m. Passenger, No. 8, due at Benton......5:08 l*. m. Trains Southbound. Passenger, No. 7. due at Benton____10:14 a. m. Freight, No. 11, due at Bentou......5:08 r. m. O. li. Denton, Agent. For Sale. A 20 horse power Rowan Bro. Steel Boiler. Also, a 16-horse power Atlas Engine, as good as new. Also a 70-Saw Pratt Gin. feeder and condenser. Has not been in use over two years. For terms apply to the undersigned, or the editor ol the BossierBanuer J. S. SWANN, .1 23 Wild Lucia. La. Notice to Teachers. T here are, at present, no available funds in the Treasury to pay salaries. Teachers will send in their reports, aud saino will be registered in their order, and paid immediately on reception ol the money by the Treasurer. J. A. W. LOWRV, Parish Superintendent. Benton, La., May 23, 1896. W. B. JACOBS, President W. 9. PEN1CE, JR., Cashier, Capital : $200,000 00. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NO. 3595, Of Shreveport. Fa. SUCCESSORS TO E. & W. B. JACOBS, BANKERS. DR. W. M. ABNEY, BENTON, LA., dealer in DRUGS, MEDICINES. CHEMICALS, Fancy anil Toilet Articles, Sponges, Brushes, Perfumery, Ac. P rescriptions carefully compounded, and orders tilled with care and dispatch. Stock ot medicine complete, arid warranted genuine and of the best quality. Boclenheimer & Lancaster. INSURANCE. Old Reliable Companies. Correspondence Solicited on all Classes of Business. 516 Spring Street, SHREVEPORT, LA. W. C. PERRIN, Cotton Factor And Commission Merchant, No. 120 Texas Street, Shreveport, La. ill give his personal attention to the sale ot Cottou, Wool and Hides. Will make cash advances ou consignments of Cot ton. Gives careful attention to the purchase of Groceries or Dry Goods on order's. w WHITED & WHELESS, ALDEN BRIDGE, LA., Dealers in Rough and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors and Blinds, SHINGLES AND MOULDINGS. Carefu Attention to Orders by Mail. Partition Sale. M. A. Keith, et al, vs. Minors of .1. F. and Emma McKinney. No. 4016. In District Court, Bossier Par., La. B y virtue of an order and commission for sale, issued in the above entitled suit, and to me directed, authorizing and requiring me to sell for purpose of partition betweon plantilt's and defendants, tho hereinafter de scribed property owned in indivision by them, I will, on Saturday, August 1st, 1896, at the Court House, in the town of Benton, La., within the legal hours prescribed by law, pro ceed to sell at public auction to the last and highest bidder, the followiug described land, to-wit: The east half of northeast quarter of section 25, towushi|i21, range 12, containing 80 acres, more or less, situated in Bossier parish, La. Terms of Sale—Cash, subject to the benefit of appraisement. A. R. THOMPSON, Sheriff and ex-officio Auctioneer. Benton. La., June 25,1896. For Sale. V few bushels of SHRADER GRASS SEED, The best Winter Grass known. Ex Congressman G. D. Tillman, of South Caro lina, in au essay published in the July (1894) No. of the Southern Cultivator aud Dixie Farmer, says: *• Iu the past 30 years I have experimented witli over 200 varieties, and the Shrader excells them all on the poor hills of Edgefield, S. C." Price, $2 25 per bushel. TUGS. LYLES, julylö Midway, La. Stray Sale. E strayed hoforome, Justice Peace, Ward 1. Bossier Parish, by W. E. Lindsey, and will be sold at Magenta, Ward 1, Bossier par ish, w ithin the legal hours of sale, on Wednes day, the 29th July, 1896, one Cow, about three years old, with her first calf. The cow is white frosty color, insule of the ear black, without mark or brand. The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, Ac. J. C. BELL, J. P., Ward 1, Bossier Parish, La. June 29, 1896. CITY HOTEL, MILAM STREET, SERE VEPORT. LO ÜISIANA. A. J. REYNOLDS, Proprietor Omnibuses Connect with all Trains Cr RATZBURG, Dentist, No. 318 Texas Street, Sbreveosrjj. ht. Joannes Smith , A ttorney at Law, Benton, Bossier parish, g Y. Louisiana. J. «I. IF. Eoivry , A ttorney at Law, Benton, La. Will prac tice in the Courts of Bossier, Bienville and Webster parishes. JtlurfT A* Webb, A ttorneys at Law. Benton, Louisiana. Will practice in the Courts ot Bossier and adjoining parishes. G. W. Sentell Sc Co., Cotton Factors and Commission .Merchants, No. 190 Gravier St., New Orleans. GOLDSTEIN, MABRY & CO. Dealers in Groceries, Frotiiice, Fruit, Cheese, Butter, Etc., 226,228 and 330 Texas Street, Shreveport. HUNTER BROS. Grocers, Commisson *merchants And Dealers in GRAIN, HAY AND FEED STUFF, 606 and 608 Levee, Shreveport. SAH BEN J AH IN, Agent, 516 ou tho Levee, Shreveport, La., Dealer in Dry Goods, Clothing, Roots, Slioew, Ac. Will sell as low asanvhouso in town. Florsheim Bros.' Dry Goods Company, Limited. VROLESALh DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Clothing and Boots anil Shoes, Nos. 210, 212, 214,218 Levee St., SRREVEPORT LA. Sheriff's Sale. Equitable Securities Company of New York vs. Heirs ot R. L. Stinson, deceased. No. 4024. In Second District Court, Bossier Parish, La. B v virtue ef a writ of seizure and sale issued in above named suit, and to me directed, I have seized and will proceed to sell, at public auction, to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the Court House, in the town ot Benton, La., within tho legal hours of sale, on Saturday, July 11.1896, the following describ ed propert v, to-wit : The northwest quarter of southwest quarter, northeast quarter ot southwest quarter, north halt of southwest quarter of southeast quar ter, north half of southeast quarter of south west quarter of section 4 ; the northeast half of the northeast quarter of southeast quarter of section 5, in township 18 North of range 13 West. The southwest quarter of southwest quarter and uorthwost quarter of southwest quarter of section 3; the northeast quarter, the southeast quarter of northwest quarter aud the east half of southeast quarter of sec tion 4, township 19 North of range 13 West containing in all 495 acres, more or less, together with all improvements, sitnated in Bossier Parish, La. Terms of Sale—Cash, without the benefit of appraisement, to pay and satisfy tho sum of $235200, with 8 per cent per annum on $4'»8 00 from Dee, 1,1892, on $384 00 from Dec. 1, 1893, on $360 00 from Dee. 1,1894. on $336 00 from Dee. 1, 1895, and all costa of suit, including 10 per cent on said sum and interest as attor ney s fees, ami according to law. A. it. THOMPSON, Sheriff. N' Homestead Entry No. 5009. Land Office at Natchitoches, La., ) May 26,1896. \ otice is hereby "iven that tho following named settler has filed notice of his in tention to make final proof iu support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Clerk of the District Court, at Benton, La., on July 10. 18%, viz: Homestead Entry No. 5009—Marion Hall—for the south half of southwest quarter and west half of southeast quarter, section 2, township 18 North, range 11 West, Louisiana Meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz : J. E. Pevey, W. G. Wadloy, Wiley B. Allen and Dick Green, of Allentown, La. 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 bo allowed, will be given an opportunity at the above mentioned time and place to cross-examine the witnesses of said claimant, and to offer evidence in rebuttal ofthat submitted by claimant. EDW D PHILLIPS, Register. May 28,1896. July 9 J. D. Robertson's Star Hotel, BENTON, LA., I s now open to tho citizens of Bossier and the traveling public generally. This house is newly fitted up and is the best hotel in Benton. Tho Livery and Feed Stable in connection is first-class iu every respect. Teams and vehi cles, aud aud attentive drivers always on hand Stock led and cared for. Terms reasonable. Renton High School O pens first Monday in September, 1896, for a term of ten months. TUITION : Primary Grades, per month.............$2 00 Grammar Grades...............$2 50 to 3 00 High School Department................3 00 Public School Funds will be pro rated. £3F* Written monthly report made to each patron. A. S. DALE, Principal. ALICE G. DALE, Assistant. Geo. D. Alexander, PARISH SURVEYOR .Inti Real Estate Jtgent. W ill promptly attend all calls for surveys in any part of tho Parish. Office at the Court House. Letters requesting surveys, if addressed to him, care of Hon. B. A. Kelly will be forwarded during his abseuce. Notice to Trespassers. N o hunting or fishing on my place will be allowed. Trespassers w ill be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. A. CURTIS Immigration Agent. P arties wishing to sell land would do well to confer with me. • J. E. ADGER, Hughes' Soar, Bossier Parish La, SUPERIOR STOVES. EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE Î 2--f.. t" n Mr srasmsa O au ST BRI V ... A* m -pi* m «THE FAIR,« 334 Texas Stfëe t $ IS THE BIG STOVE HOUSE OF SHREVEPORT, U. Full Line of Heaters, Full Line of Cookers, Full Line of House Furnishing Goads,- ! CHEAPEST IN THE C M\ SHERIDAN, STORNIER Sc «D., Proprietor«. •m nn, *0* Send tts yöiir ad dress on a postal card and We will send y oil one of the nicest Catalogues ydu ever saw. It contains Over lOO Different Styles of Good Shoes.? and ÿon can have it tor the askings E. PHELPS, Shreveport Shoe Man. WHOLESALE PRODUCE, FIELD AND GARDEN SEED I am now ready for bnsiness and will keep constantly cn band * compelte stock of Produce and Seeds, Seed Potatoes, etc. If yoa will get my prices I will get yonr orders. llE^RY ROSE, Nos. 104 and 106 Tetas Street; Sbrerepoft, La. MACK WELLMAN, EXCLUSIVE PAINT AND WALL PAPER HOUSE. 601 Texas Street, SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA. J3T Goods shipped on day of re ceiving order, and your patronage solicited. A. GOETSCHEE, 514 Market Street, Shreveport, La., Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler. Dealer in WATCHES CLOCKS AND JEWELRY. Spefcial attention given to re pairing. Highest prices paid . ^ffer nlifgnld. Prompt attention given to country orders. S; HEROLD, DEALEP. IR Dry Goods,- Clothing, Doctg, SHOES AND HATS. GROCERIES General Plantation Supplied t No. 508, on tbo Levee, SHREVEPORT, LA. A, KAHN, Nos. 223 and ass TEXAS STREET, SHREVEPORT, U; Wholesale and Retail Dealer in CROCKERY, cotLerY, GLASS, .. china ivAnh TinWaréj Stoves^ And General House Furnishing Goods, Sole Agent for the Celebrated Charter Oak and Back's BrillLft>t Stoves and Rangev