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77. H. Scanland,Editor and Proprietor. BENTON, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, September 24, 1896. FOU PRESIDENT, W. J. BRYAN, OF NEBKASKA. FOR VICE-PRESIDENT, ARTHUR SEW ALL, OF MAINE. For Congress. We art' authorized to announce Hon. B. W. MAKSTON, of Bed River parish. as a candi date for Congress from the Fourth District, subject to the action of the Democratic party. We are authorized to announce Hon. II. W. OGDEN, of Bossier, as a candidate for re election to Congress from the Fourth District, subject to the action of the Democratic party. September 24, 1809—27 years ago to-day—was what is know in financial circles as "Black Friday." The panic was caused by the attempt made by Jay Gould and others to create a corner in the gold market by buying up all the gold in the New York banks, about §15,000,000. For several days previous to September 24 the value of gold rose steadily, and the specu lators aimed to carry it from 144 to 200. On the date named, which was a Friday, the whole city of New York was in a perfect ferment, the banks were rapidly selling and gold was at 162^ and still rising. But in the midst of the panic it was reported that Secretary George S. Boutwell, of the United States Treasury, had thrown §4,000,000 gold on the mar ket, and gold at once fell and the excitement ceased. It is said that Gould and his partners mado about §11,000,000 during the panic. Cotton for Japan. —The New Or leans Times-Democrat says it is offi cially announced that Japan will buy the cotton she needs for her mills in the Crescent City. A Japanese broker has been in this country for several months surveying the field for the purpose of determining where he can buy cotton on tho most favorable terms and of tbo quality needed in Japan, and has finally decided to place a large order in New Orleans. The Japanese trade is already con siderable, amounting to some 75,000 to 100,000 bales a year, and promises to steadily increase. "Of couase," says the Times-Democrat, "by the new arrangement New Orleans will get practically the entire Japanese business." ___ Gov. Atkinson, of Georgia, gave notice in ono of bis recent speeches that it was bis purpose to permit the law to take its course in capital cases, uuless such course would be an in justice to the condemned. In other words, that "influence" would not save tho neck of a criminal sentenced to death, and that cases brought be fore him would be considered strictly on their merits. It is the Governor's belief that if the sentences of the courts were carried out promptly, and persons inclined to lawlessness were fully assured there would be no pros pect of Executive clemency, there would be a decrease in crime. If the gold Democrats favor reform in the tariff, they are not sincere in dividing the Democratic party. They must support the nomiuees of the party convention at Chicaga to get tariff reform. Their small band can not revolutionize all things. As Thomas Watson meanders down the middle of the road, everybody is guessing whether he considers him self a torchlight parade or a funeral procession. A careful study of the electoral vote tables as compiled by the cam- paign liars shows that Bryan and McKinley will both undoubtedly be elected. --- Bryan is not only the man of the hour, but the man for the next four years. __ A total of 24,585 patents was is sued during the past fiscal year. Yellow fever is prevailing to an alarming extent in Cuba. The British lion should go Turkey hunting. The Turkish Crisis. —The alarmist dispatches from Constantinople and Vienna recently point to a concentra tion of British warships near the en trance to the Dardanelles with the supposed object of forcing their way to Constantinople. Turkey, it is in timated, will be assisted by Russia in resisting the British fleet. A Russian General is said to be inspecting tbo the forts of the Dardanelles, and the Russian squadron in the Black sea is being prepared for action. In a word, the use of force by the English will be met by force and war is seriously threatened. It is assumed, though without apparent nuthoiity, that Tur key is a Russian protectorate, and that England has resolved to act alone in punishing the Sultan bv deposition or otherwise for cruelty to tho Armenians. Gen. S. B. Buckner, the nominee of tho Democratic bolters for Vice President, is 75 years old and was born in Hart county, in the southern part of Kentucky, and still lives in the log cabin in which he was born. This log cabin was built by the Gen eral's father over a hundred years ago, and the only time he has lived away from his birthplace was when he was Governor of his native State. Gen. Buckner is worth something over §1,000,000, nearly all of which is invested in farm lands and real es tate. Ho is quite a poet, having written a number of very creditable verses. He is also a very versatile writer in prose and has written many articles on the financial question.— He is a great Shakespearean scholar and is reputed to be able to quote the plays from beginning to end.— He graduated from AY est Point in 1844, was a Captain in the Mexican war, and a gallant officer in the Con federate army, with the rank of Lieu tonant-General at the close of the J. New Members School Borad. —Act ing on tbo suggestion of the old Board, at its last session, I hereby call a meeting of the new members on Friday, October 2, for the purpose of organizing and locating schools for next session. J. A. W. Lowry, Parish Superintendent. St. Louis Republic : There is no class issue involved in the present campaign. The issue is one of mo nopoly against the people. Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen eral Maxwell's annual report shows 70,360 post offices in the United States—an increase of 290. The New York World makes this important announcement : " If we do not build more school houses we must build more jails." Memphis Commercial-Appeal: The Legislature is willing to do nothing but it is not willing to accept nothing for doing it. These are the days to advertise for fall trade, and the Banner is a good agency through which to reach the people. The supremacy of law is the life of the Republic, and the best hope of the people and Democracy stands for this. Sunday the British and Egyptian forces entered Dongola, the nominal objective point of the expedition. The weekly report from the Mis souri lead and zinc fields shows an increase in business. Tennyson's brook doesn't rnn half as smoothly as Thomas Watson's loquacity. All campaign speakers this year are loaded to the tonsils with aphor The internal revenue recipts for August this year amounted to oll, 527,07 4. Florida holds her State election on October 6, and Georgia on the fol lowing day. Ice formed in several places near Cerro Gordo, III., Saturday night. Jack Frost nipped things Saturday night in various sections of Missouri. Obituary. Died, at Benton, La., Sept. 14th, 189G, at the age of nineteen years, two months and twenty-three days, Mrs. Mamie Meares Thompson, daughter of Mrs. N. C. and the late J. J. Meares, and wife of Mr. W. A. Thompson, to whom she was mar ried, May 19, 1S95. Her burial took place at the Cottage Grove ceme tery in the midst of a large number of friends and relatives. According to her own request, the hymns, "Nearer, my God, to Thee," ami "Jesus, Lover of my Soul," both of which she especially loved, were sung on that occasion. Tbehourof death found her trusting in her Re deemer, and she "passed through the shadow of death" fearing no evil. "So He giveth nis beloved sleep." "Thanks be unto God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." " Friend alter friend departs; Who has not lost a friend ? There is no union here of hearts, That finds not here an end. Were this frail world our final rest, Living or dying none were blest. Beyond thofiightof time, Beyoud the reign of death. There surely is some blessed elimo Where liie is not a breath ; Nor life's affections, transient fire. Whose sparks tty upward and expire. There is a world above. Where parting is unknown ; A long eternity of love. Found for tlie good alone ; And faith beholds the dying here. Translated to that glorious sphere. Thus star by star declines, 'till all all are passed away. As morning high and higher shines, to pure and perfect day ; Nor sink those stars in empty night, But hide themselves in heaven's own light.'' H. Died, On Kingston Plantation, Yance ville, Louisiana, Feb. —, 1895, Todd Sparford, infant son of T. M. aud Eugenia Yarborough. Another family circle has been broken. Another little rosebud has been plucked and borne to the Par adise that poets have sung about, and pictured so radiant. Its beauty and fragrance was too fair for this earth, so death, the archer, pierced it, and IleaveD snatched the spirit and bore it away to realms of bliss and purity, to join the sweet choir of blest children above, to be a sparkling diamond in Jehovah's crown; a bright star to shine with luster in the courts of ye it, Heaven, where anthems are swelling through the lofty domes, and gush ing forth forth in glad sweet echoes. Snre it would not be wrong to say : We arc glad that thou hast escaped the tempter's snares; Glad that thou hast never breathed tho sin ner's prayers ; Glad thou art with the Savior while tender and young, For surely by such ought His praises be sung. A Friend. Yanccville, La., March. 1895. The First Natioual Bank of Shreveport is one of tho solid insti tutions of that progressive city, with a capital of $200,000. This Bank shows a surplus of $00,000 undivided profits over and above all demand and capital. It is well offi cered and managed npon safe busi ness principles. The President, Mr. Walter B. Jacobs, has been identi fled with Shreveport from his boy hood, is well known as one of the most prominent and successful bus iness men of that city. The Cashier, Mr. W. S. Penick, Jr., is a gentle man of large capacity and eminently qualified for the responsible posi tion. Mr. W. B. MeCormick's ginhouse, in Bossier City, together with forty bales of cotton, was totally destroy ed by fire Saturday night at about 1 o'clock. No insurance. A cotton honse containing about eight bales of cotton in the seed, belonging to Mr. J. W. Jeter, was destroyed by lire Wednesday night ot last week. 1 2 St. Louis Exposition, Sept. 9th to Oct. 24.—On Sept 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 26, October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20th and 22d the Cotton Belt Route will sell round trip tickets from Benton to St Lonis and return at rate of $21 55 for round trip. Limit for return 5 days from date of sale. O. R. Deston, Agent. " There is need of a higher stand ard of speech and thought among our young men," says Rev. C. M. Southgate. "Wickedness is not wit; nor is filth humor. It was the be ginner of these forms of sins that undermined the great cities of an , tiqnity." _ Bible Brilliants. Blessed are the pnre in heart:for they shall see God.—Matthew v, 8. A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringet!) him before great men. Prov. xviii. 10. , . j _. Thi8 is my commandment, 1 liât j to in to of ye love one another, as I bave loved you.—John xv, 12. Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath com manded tbee.—Dent, v, 12. Thou, O Lord, remained for ever; thy throne from generation to gene ration.—Lamentations v, 19. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.—John xv,13. Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.—Matthew xv, 13. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seek eth him.—Lamentations iii, 25. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.—Matt, xii, 30. The world cannot hate you; but me it liatetb, because I testify of it, that the works are evil.—John 7, 7. Blessed are they which do hun ger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.—Matt, v, 6. If ye fulfill the royal law accord ing to the scripture, Thousholt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well. —James ii, 8. For tbe work of a man shall be render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.— Job xxxiv, 11. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of siu and death.— Romans viii, 2. And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift bliudetb tbe wise, and per veth the words of the righteous.— Exodus xxiii, 8. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I bate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.—Psalm ci, 2. But wbereunto shall I liken this generation ? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows.—Matthew xi, 10. Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not Rtand.—Matt, xii, 25. Wherefore, if God so clothe tlie grass of the field, which to-day is, aud to-morrow is cast unto the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith.—Matt, vi, 30. Eittipr make the tree good, aud his fruit good; or make the tree cor rupt, anil his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.—Matthew xii, 33. For the poor shall uever cease out of the land; therefore I command thee, saying, Thou sbalt opeu thiue hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy laud. Deuteronomy xv, 11. Voting Precincts Established by the Police Jury, Sept. i4, 1896. Ward 1. Precinct 1. Knox Point. All of ward 1 south of township 10. Precinct 2. Curtis. All of ward 1 uorth of township 15. Ward 2. Trecinct 1. Benton. All of ward 2 Ward 3. Precinct 1. Plain Dealing. All of ward 3 uorth of township 21. Precinct 2. Alden Bridge. All of ward 3 south of township 22. Ward 4. Precinct 1. Carterville. All of ward 4 uorth of township 22. Precinct 2. Mot. All of ward 4 south of township 23. Ward 5. Frecinct 1. Rocky Mount. All of ward 5 north of township 20. Precinct 2. Midway. All ward 5 south of township 21. Ward G. Precinct 1. Bellevae. All of ward 0 north of township 18. Precinct 2. Haughton. All of ward 6 south of township 19. On motion and second, The Police members of each ward is required under section 31, of the election law, to prepare polling booths at each vot ing precinct by erecting convenient barries in front of each voting place not less than 30 feet square, and see that the same is furnished with a table convenient for voting, and black ink pads, blotting paper and lead pencils, with black lead only. of The Time to Subscribe. The old newspaper saying, "now is the time to subscribe," was never more true than at present The times are so full of incident, so many im portant national and State affairs are shaping themselves for a change, that no one can afford to be without a metropolitan daily or weekly. The St Louis Republic, the greatest Dem ocratic newspaper, is making a special offer of its daily and Sunday paper for three months at $1.50. It is $6 a year by mail. The Twice-a-Week Republic is sent two times a week— 104 papers—for only $1 a year. In addition to all the political news, it prints every day a spread of general news and features not equalled by any other paper. Succession of John Powell, de ceased. Succession Sale . } N I- > trie J ish, No. 48,295. Civil Dis trict Court, Orleans Par ' La. B y virtue of an order of sale to me directed from the Honorable Civil District Court in and for tlie, Parish of Orleans, La., I will, ou Saturday, October24tli. 189fi, at the Court House door, in the town of Benton, La., within the legal hours for sale, proceed to sell, at public auction, to the last and highest bidder, tho following described property, to-wit : An undivided three-eighths interest in Lots 3and 4, and east half of lot 2, Block "F" of the town of Haughton, La., with like interest in buildings situated thereon. An undivided three-eighths interest in north half of northwest quarter, southeast quarter of northwest quarter, northeast quarter of southwest quarter of section 25, township 16, range II—160 acres—northwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 30, township 18, range 11—40 acres. An undivided one-fourth interest in south half of southwest quarter of section 16, north half ot northwest quarter and southeast quar ter of northwest quarter of section 21; also 15 acres as follows: beginning at northwest cor ner ot southwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 21, running 110 yards south, thence 220yards east, thence HO yards south, tlieuco 220 yards east, thence 200 yards north, thence 440yards west to point of beginning, all in township 18, range 11, containing 215 acres, more or less, with buildiugB and improve ments thereon. Terms of Sale—Cash, if tho a,upraised value on two-thirds thereof be bid, else ou a credit of twelve months, according to law. A. K. THOMPSON, Sheriff and ex-oflicio Auctioneer. Benton. La., Sept. 10, 1896. Succession Sale. Succession of No. 43.506. Civil Dis Charles Chatte, > triet Court, Parish of Or deceased. ) leans. La. B y virtue of au order of sale to me directed from tho Honorable Civil District Court Hi) and for the Parish of Oilcans, La., I will on Saturday, October 24, 1896, at the Court House door, in the town of Benton, La., within the legal hours for sale, proceed to sell, at public »notion, to tbo last and highest bidder, tue following described property, to-wit: An undivided five-eighths interest in Lots 3 and 4, and east halt of Lot 2. Klock "F" of the town of Haugliton, La., with like interest in buildings situated thereon. An undivided tive-eigliths interest in north half of northwest quarter, southeast quarter of northwest quarter, northeast quarter of southwest quarter of section 25, township 16, range 11—160 acres—northwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 3tl, township 18, range 11—40 acres. An undivided half interest in south half of southwest quarter of section 16. north half of .northwest quarter and southeast quarter of northwest quarter of section 21; also 15 acres as follows: beginning at northwest corner of southwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 21, running 110 yards south, thence 220 yards east, theuee 110 yards south, tlienee 220 yards east, theuee 220 yards north, thence 440 yards west to point of beginning, all in town ship 18, range 11, containing 215 acres mure or less, with buildings and improvements thereon. Terms ot Sale—Cash, if the appraised value or two-thirds thereot be bid, else on a credit of twelve months, according to law. A. li. THOMPSON. Sheriff and ex-officio Auctioneer. Benton, La., Sept. 10, 1806. MACK WELLMAN, EXCLUSIVE PAINT AND WALL PAPER HOUSE. 601 Texas Street, SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA. Goods shipped on day of receiving order, and your patronage solicited. Registration. t will lie at the following places for the pur posent registering all iegal voters: Curtis, Thursday, Oct. 1st. Knox Point, Saturday, Oct. 3rd. Haughton, Monday. Oct. 5th. Bellevue, Wednesday, Oct. 7tb. Midway, Friday. Oct. 9th. Kockv Mount, Saturday, Oct. 10th. Mot, Monday, October 12th. Carterville, Tuesday, Oct. 13th. Plain Dealing, Thursday, Oct.. 15th. Ableu Bridge. Saturday, Oct. 17th. Benton, October 19th to 31st. W. II. BLEDSOE, Register. Stray Sale. Ï ^STRAYED before il. Barnaoustle, J. P J Ward 6. by Edruou Smith, anil will bo sold at Haughton, La., within the legal hours of sale, on Saturday, October 10, 1896, one black mare mule with a few roan spots, about 15J hands high, lett eye out, dim brand on left shoulder, looks like the letters " J II,' about 15 or 18 years old. Appraised at $40. The owner is requested to come forward prove property, pay charges, Ate. J. VV. ONEAL, Constable. A. CiOEmilEL, 514 Market Street, Shreveport, La., Practical Watchmaker and Joweler. Dealer in WATCHES CLOCKS AND JEWELRY. Special attention given to re pairing. Highest prices paid _for old gold. Prompt attention I given to country orders. C. RATZBURG, Dentist, No. 318 Texas Street, Shreveport, La. JYotice to Trespassers. N o hunting or fishing on my place will be allowed. Trespassers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Jaw. A. CURTIS. Lumber ! Lumber ! I AM now prepared to fill all orders for rough lumber and shingles. I control the sale of all lumber turned out at tbe Hanks mill on Cypress Bayou. My yards are here in Benton. Give me your orders. Come and see me or write me. JOE BENJAMIN. For Sale or Rent. A N entirely new and neat oottage in Ben ton, containing four rooms; lour acres of ground. Terms reasonable. J. M. MONTGOMERY. Wanted, VXTljite Oak Timber between Bodcau and l! the Cotton Belt Railroad, from the Arkansas line to Red River bottom. Willpay cash at th stump. J. E. ADGER. B in ot 32. S. HEROLD DEALER IN Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, SHOES AND HATS. GROCERIES .I.YD Ceneral Plantation Supplies. No. 508, on the Levee, SHREVEPORT, LA. A. KAHN, Nos. 223 and 225 TEXAS STREET, SHREVEPORT, LA. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in CROCKERY. CUTLERY. GLASS. CHIXA WARE Tinware, Stoves, Algo, Aud General House Furnishing Goods Sole Agent for the Celebrated Charter Oak ami Buck's Brilliant Stoves and Ranges. JOHN PICKETT, GENERAI. Commission MERCHANT, Corner Spring and Crockett ätreets, SHREVEPORT, LA. SherifFs Sale . A. J. Murff vs. Mrs. M. E. Nash and husband. ! B y virtue of a writ of sale issued in above named suit and to me directed, I have seized and will proceed to sell at public auc tion, to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the Court House, in the town of Benton. La., within the legal hours of sale, on Saturday, tlie 26th day of September, 1896 r the following described property, to-wit : Lot one ( 1 1 , of Block D, of the town of Ben ton, Bossier Parish, La., according to ( jthe map ade by C. McClenaghan, Surveyor, and on file in tlie office of tbe Clerk of Court, Bossier arisb, La. Above described property seized as the iropertv of defendant, Mrs. M. E. Nash and lusband. Terms of Sale—Cash, without the benefit of appraisement, to pay and satisfy the sum of titty dollars, with 8'percent per annum inter est"thereon from Novemher 1st, 1895, and all osts of suit, including 5 per cent on said sum aud interest as attorney's lees, aud according to law. A. R. THOMPSON, Sheriff. Benton. La., August C, 1896. Sheriff's Sale. Tutorship of Pearl ) In District Court. Bos N. Griffin. ) sier Parish, La. B y virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued in above named suit and to me directed. I ave seized and will proceed to sell at pnblio auction, to the last and highest bidder, at the trout doorot tbe Court House, in the town of Benton, La., within the legal hours of sale, on Saturday, October 3, 1896, tbo following de scribed property, to-wit: Lot No. ono (I), of the town of Bellevue. La., together with buildings and improvements thereon, containing one (1) acre, more or ess ; one (1 ) acre of land in square form lying in tbo northwest corner of northeast quarter ot section 5, township 19, range 11, and lying due east and adjoining lot 1 of the town of Bellevue, La., aud one (1) acre of land in a square form in the southwest corner of south west quarter of southeast quarter of section 32. township20, range 11. An undivided one lialf interest in northwest quarter of southeast quarter of section 4. township 19, range 11, containing 40 acres, more or less, and a like interest iu six acres of land described as fol lows : Beginning at northeast corner of sec tion 23. township 19, range 12. and running south along said section line 46 reals ; tbenee west 20J rods ; theuee north 46 rods ; thence east 20J rods to place of beginning, together with like interest in the buildings and im provements thereon, situated in Bossier Par ish. La. Also 9 head of cattle. The above described property seized as the property ot Mrs. O M. Griffin. Terms of Sale—Cash, subject to the benefit of appraisement. A. R. THOMPSON, Sheriff. Benton. La., August 27,1896. Sheriff's Sale. Mrs. S. E. Johnston et al y vs. Francis B. Haynes. No. 4042. In Sec ^ ond District Court, ) Bossier Parish, La. B Y virtue of 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 of Benton, La., within the legal hours of sale, on Saturday, October 3, 1896, tbe following de scribed property, to-wit : The northeast quarter and north half of southeast quarter, section 8 all of section 9 except that part of south half ot southwest quarter lying south of Dry Cypress Bayou; the north half of north half, the southwest fractional quarter, the north half of southeast fractional quarter section 10; the northwest fractional quarter, section 15; all of section 16 except that part lying in and south of Dry Cypress Bayou, or in swamp, township 19, range 12; with all buildings and improve ments thereon situated in Bossier Parish, La. The above described property seized as the property of the defendant, F. B. Haynes. Terms of Sale—Cash, without the benefit of appraisement, to pay and satisfy the sura of $2000 00, with 8 per cent, per annum interest thereon from March 29, 1895, and all costs of suit, including 10 per cent, on «aid sura and in terest as attorney's fees, and according to law. X. K. THOMPSON, Sheriff. Benton, La., Aug. 27, 1896. octl Tax Collector's 1896. .Tot ice. T ax Payers will please meet me at tho fol lowing places on dates mentioned and save cost and trouble : Collinshurg, Monday, October5. Arkana, Tuesday, Oct. 6. Carterville, Wednesday, Oet. 7. Red Land,Thursday morning. Oct. 8. Mot, Thtirsrlay evening, Oct. 8. Emma, Friday, October 9. Plain Dealing, Saturday, Oct. 10. Rocky Mount, Monday, Oct. 12. Ivan, Tuesday, Oct. 13. Bellevue, Wednesday morning, Oct. 14. Sapp's, Wednesday evening, Oct. 14. Bodcau, Thursday morning, Oct. 15, Durr, Thursday evening, Oct. 15. Deerwood, Friilay morning, Oct. 16. I. P. dt J. J. Lay's Store, Friday eve. Oot. 16. Haughton, Saturday, Oct. 17. Foster's Liberia Store, Monday, Oct. 19. Foster's Sewall Place, Tuesday morn. Oct 20. Bossier City, Tuesday evening, Oct. 20. Curtis, Wednesday, Oct. 21. Magenta. Thursday,Oct. 22. Knox Point, Friday, Oct. 23. A. R. THOMPSON, Sheriff and ex-officio Tax Collector.