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^S^BSCRJPTION RATES: ( Strictly in advance. ) One year..............................................$1 00 Six months..................................... 60 fhree months ................................... 35 BENTON, LA., FEBRUARY 23, 1905. Personal Paragraphs. Mr. W. M. Cornett, of San Antonio, Texas, visited relatives in Benton last week. Mr. Walter Walker, of Carthage, Tex., spent several days with friends here last week. Mrs. W. A. Abney, of Dixie, is a vis itor at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Sue T. Abney. Dr. C. H. Irion and Miss Lucille Ed wards are both reported to be on the sick list this week. Mrs. W. C. Belcher, of Shreveport, was the guest of her mother, Mrs. Alice Belcher, Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Mr. Harry Harper, of the Ogilvie Harper Printing Co., of Shreveport, visited relatives and friends here one day last week. Misses Pearl and Carrie Wyche, of Plain Dealing, returned home Tuesday after a pleasant visit of a week to rela tives in Benton. Miss Sallie Tidwell, who lives near Vanceville, is visiting Benton friends and is a guest at the home of her aunt, Mrs. L. A. Brownlee. Miss Margaret Murff, of Shreveport, spent several days of last week with Benton friends, being a guest of Mrs. C. 0. Gayle while here. Miss Annie Mai Biggs, of Bellevue, returned home Last Saturday', after a visit of several days to her cousins, Misses Jessie and Toinette Wyche. * Messrs. R. E. Wyche, T. W W. Stin son, J. H. Stinson and E. D. Taylor left Tuesday for Phelps lake where they ex pect to spend some days dmek hunting. Miss Lizzie Kelly', of Des Are, who has been a visitor to relatives here for some time past, returned home Tuesday, accompanied by her cousin, Miss Ca mille Kelly. on Notice to the Traveling Public. On next Sunday, the 26th, it is pro posed to change the present passenger schedule. The south bound passenger train, ar riving at 11:18 a. m. now, will then ar rive about 8:40 a.m.; the north bound passenger train, arriving at 5:23 p.m., will arrive about 5:40 p. ra. The new schedule will be published as soon as official and correct figures are obtained. W. P. Pollard, Agent. Reduced circumstances are the kind that alter cases.— Chicago News. Are you a... Torrey Man? There is every reason why you should be if you wear Shoes and want the best at an honest price. NELSON & RATCLIFF, Vents' Outfitters, Shreveport. j Did You Know I That There Are Just Two I Kinds of DRUG STORES 9 in ????????? ? 7 ^^NE uses absolutely >ure and ♦ standard drugs in filling pre- ; X seriptions, the other uses cheap j I drugs, because there is more profit J J In it. One example will show the t ! difference : Pure salicylate of soda, j ♦ made from pure oil of wintergreen, ♦ j costs $6.50 per pound, while the j î kind you usually get at the average : ♦ drug store costs"60 cents per pound. ♦ î Ask vour druggist for the pure Î : salicylate of soda and watch his î % expression—he opens his mouth in * î wonder. The chances are he never | J saw it, and if he did, it costs too î much and cuts his profits down. ♦ Ü We use only chemically pure ♦ drugs in our store, even though wo î lose a little profit by doing so. % Our motto: The best is none too good for ou r friends and customers. *5 Call on us in our new store—the j glass front—for anything in the Î drug line, school books, school j supplies and stationery. ) Blackmans I Drug Store, Plain Dealing jt Agent for International Stock Food M : \ ill THE LOCAL NEWS. Picnic and kodak days surely must be on their way. Find out what the "lucky day" at Wallace's means by reading his ad. Methodist quarterly conference will be held in this place Saturday and Sunday, the 25th and 26th. We dont hear of any of our neighbors j kiching about the sunshine and these cloudless spring-like days. Mr. Harry Lederman, of Shreveport, expert piano tuner and salesman, did work in our community last week and is here again this week. Dr. Geo. A. Harper, Dentist, rooms 312-13-14 First National Bank building, Shreveport. New 'phone, 237. Hours 9 a. m. to 12 m. and 1 to 5 p. m. lte^"A young gentleman of this town has lost a gold ring with a large opal setting in it. If the finder will return the same to this office a suitable reward will be paid. Ed Richardson, colored, was hanged in the parish jail at this place last Fri day afternoon. A synopsis of the crime for which he paid this penalty appeared in our last week's issue. Dr. W. D. Lassiter's new office quar ters are indeed very handsome—far ahead of those of the average country practitioner—and still there are many improvements yet to be added. Bossier ladies when in Shreveport should bear in mind that there is a neat Hair Dressing and Manicuring Parlor in the First National Bank building and that they are respectfully invited to call. We have been asked to announce that Saturday, March 4th, has been fixed as the date for the next regular meeting of the Teachers' Association for wards two and five, and that Benton is the place of meeting. Two frame cottages belonging to Mr. W. B. McCormick, of Bossier City, were totally destroyed by fire in that place Monday evening. Two others near by barely escaped the flames. The old trouble—a defective flue—is said to have been the cause of the origin of the fire. About $1400 in insurance was carried. Pink Grissett shot and probably mor tally wounded Tom Burns at Whited & Wheless' logging camp, near Ivan, Mon day night, the weapon used being a shot gun. The wound inflicted was most horrible, as it is said that one side of the face is literally almost tom away. Both are colored. According to last reports, Grissett is still at large. Mr. R. A. Smith, of this place, who was present at Bossier City Monday when the auction sale of parish mules took place, informs us that only three were sold, all being from Wyche's camp. Two were bought by Mr. F. M. Crow, of Bossier City, and one by Mr. G. W. Smith, of Haughton. They brought $64.50, $71 and $70 respectively. It is now given ont by the contractors that the work on the parish jail will not be completed until some time to-day. It was expected to have been completed on Monday. Messrs. J. C. Logan, J. T. McDade and S. R. Strayhan comprise the committee from the Police Jury to contract for and inspect this work. We take it for granted that they will con vene here to-day. It is a fact generally known tnat the contractor who built the new bank building in this place did a very poor job on tbe roof. In fact, the building has always leaked, and in numerous places. Those having the authority are on the eve of closing a contract for a new roof and we hope to be able to an nounce in our next issue that the work has been completed. On Wednesday afternoon of last week, in the presence of a small gathering of relatives and friends, Mr. Will P. White was quietly married to Miss Kate Wyche, the ceremony being performed by Rev. W. A. Zeigler and taking place at the home of the bride's brother, Mr. R. E. Wyche. The principals in this happy union are well known in our com munity, and are both natives of Bossier parish. Among our readers they have many friends who will join the Banner in wishing them a wedded life of con tinued happiness. After visiting with relatives and friends for a time, Mr. and Mrs. White will begin keeping house in their new home, near Dixie, in Caddo parish. Announce ment... M j Wait about two weeks j to buy your j Spring Dry Goods j a nd Notions, which we promise j will be up-to-date in every respect. Benton Comp'y, Limited. ill u his bed. Correspondence Plain Dealing. Mr. P. G. Pye, President of the Bank of Leesville, of Leesville, spent a day in Plain Dealing last week. We are glad to see Mr. E. F. Kirtley ■ out again after a week's confinement to j Mr. Frank Montgomery expects to leave within a few days for his hume in Brown county, Texas, where he has been called on account of the sickness of his mother. Messrs. W. L. Sibley and W. C. Banks visited the Caddo oil fields last week. They say they have struck oil, sure. Messrs..I.G. Kirtley and H. H. Mont gomery visited Shreveport Tuesday. Mr. W. M. Stephenson, Cashier of the Plain Dealing Bank, left for a short visit to Leesville last Saturday. Mr. H. D. Kelly is on the sick list this week. Mr. E. A. Peck, Superintendent of the Pine Bluff division of the Cotton Belt, together with a crowd of hunters from Pine Bluff, arrived here Tuesday morn ing in his special car. The gentlemen spent the day duck hunting on Phelps lake, meeting with fairly good luck. Haughton. Observations as to the weather are growing monotonous. The Silver Comet Band, with the Dunaway Lyceum Co., presented "In telligent Citizenship" at the new town hall on the evening of the 10th to a good house. School was suspended several days last week on account of the snow. Arthur Hawkins and Matthew Wil liams, two of Bossier's "old time" ne groes, died last week. Colds and la grippe are epidemic in our community, but only a few are con fined to their homes. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bledsoe have been quite sick but are improving. Misses Myrtis Lawrence and Nora Taylor, Mansfield Female College stu dents, are visiting home "folks" this week. Mrs. C. K. McClanahan, after spend ing two weeks with her sister, Mrs. A. B. Murff, returned to her home at Koran last Saturday. A Cotton Association Organized. to On Thursday of last week a body of representative men from this and other parts of the paish, all of whom are di rectly or indirectly interested in cotton planting and the acreage question, met at the court house in this place and or ganized a cotton association, which is to be auxiliary to the Southern Cotton Association, of Ne\y Orleans, the nature and objects of whieh are well known to our readers. The following proceedings of the meeting were furnished the Banner for publication : The farmers and merchants of Bossier parish were called together for the pur pose of organizing a cotton association for the parish, which was duly organized under the name of the Cotton Associa tion of Bossier Parish, and the following named officers elected : F, T. Whited, President. N. W. Sentell, Vice-President. C. O. Gayle, Secretary. R. E. Wyche, Treasurer. Moved and seconded that Mr. N. W. Sentell be named as representative to attend the meeting to be held at Baton Rouge on Tuesday, February 21st, and Mr. J. F. Strayhan alternate. Carried. Resolved, That the President get up a circular letter, to be circulated in every precinct in the parish, urging the organ ization of cotton associations, explaining thoroughly the objects and plans of or ganizing, and requesting every one to solicit members. The folloling named committee was appointed on acreage and membership : Messrs. R. E. Wyche, C. O. Gayle and L. L. Smith. « There being no further business, the association then adjourned subject to call of the President. C. O. Gayle, Secretary. Attention, Subscribers. We have before called attention to the fact that Assessor E. R. Mading when making his rounds of the parish would, in a way, represent the Banner; but, knowing the forgetfulness of the general j reading public, we are inclined to make this announcement. Mr. Mading will not be an actual paid agent; in fact, he has refused to be remunerated for his service, which he looks upon as but a small favor to the editor and our readers. He will not solicit subscriptions to the Banner or ask for money from delin quents. How'ever, if you w'ant to "get square" with us you can find out from him what you owe on subscription and he will also issue receipts to those who want them after having paid money over | to him. We hope that this arrangement will be mutually beneficial and that many of our old subscribers (as well as prospective ones') will remit through Mr. Mading. Fatal Cariosity. Mrs. Grimes— You lost $50 because of your curiosity? Really, I don't see tow you could do that. Mr. Grimes— Nevertheless it i? true. I asked the man who sat on the other side of the table what card3 he had in his hand. GROCERIES That's what I'm here to sell, and I intend to hoop them fresh and assorted to your liking. Maybe you have never thought of it but some gro ceries, like dry goods, can become shelf-worn. My prices and the way you are treated will prevent the stock under this roof from getting that way. Others know this to be true, have you found it out? •![ My shelves are full all the time, and almost anything the appetite craves can be found here. Call to see me. FRESH OYSTERS KEPT IN STOCK REGULARLY. J. A. SILLIMAN MARDI GRAS FESTIVITIES. On account of the above the round trip fare to New Orleans will be one fare plus $2. Dates of sale, February 28th to March 6th; return limit for leaving New Orleans, March 11th. By depositing return portion of ticket with joint agent, Mr. Jos. Richardson, No. 204 Camp street, New Orleans, not later than 8 p. m. March 11th, and upon payment of a 50 cent fee, original pur chaser can secure extension limit for leaving New Orleans not later than March 25th. For further particulars ask W. P. Pollard, Agent. Deep Sea Animals. ''Naturally the fish of the deep por tions of the ocean are carnivorous, no vegetable life being found below 200 fathoms,'' writes W. S. Harwood in Harper's Magazine. "In the Atlantic ocean the vast Sargasso sea, containing 3,000,000 square miles of surface—a great marine prairie as large as the whole of the United States exclusive of Alaska and dependent islands—affords vegetable food for uncountable ani mals, which iu their due time die and are* precipitated to the depths, their bodies in turn to be eaten by the ani mals which live far below all vegeta tion. So it is throughout the whole ocean; animal life is constantly falling from the surface waters for the sup port of the animal life of the abyss. A very large number of the deep sea an imals are exceedingly teuuous or trans lucent in form—so to put it—having no special organs of uutritiou, but taking in their nourishment through the walls of their bodies, appropriating from the water the food whieh suits them. Some of them have a bony structure, a skele ton, which they form also from the water, silica and carbonate of lime be ing the chief skeleton forming mate rials." _ Had a Derelict in Tow. A naval officer one day noticed two sailors in earnest confab. One of them was imparting information to his com panion of a very agreeable nature, judging from his beaming countenance. The officer in relating the incident says the manner of the speaker amused him very much. As he passed by the mau raised his voice, with the unmis takable intention of being overheard. Baying to his companion: "I mean to give up this seafaring life when my time is out. I am going to marry a rich widow woman, the dere lict of a butcher." we pe it back j | ...YOUR MONEY Is what we mean Skeptical people may at first be inclined to disbelieve this, but it is strictly true. The way it works : Beginning with the 1st of March we will each month refund to our cash customers the total amount of their purchases for one day during the month. We do not know cn what day you must make the purchases in order to get your money refunded, nor does any one connected with the firm know. *[ Each month one day will be se lected by Mr. O. R. Denton, Cash ier of the Bank of Benton, as the "lucky day" for our customers, and his next step will be to indi cate the same on a sheet of paper, place this within a sealed envelope to be placed in the safety vault of the Bank of Benton. On the 1st of the following month the envel ope will be opened and the pro ceeds of sales made on the day indicated within refunded. DAVID WALLACE. Kodaks and Photo graphic Supplies, Developing and Printing. A. M, KAUFMAN & CO., Shreveport. m rr . y r 1 D mm ID VT? CAN HE FITTED by our I)r. Blwnburg. He has been with us over a year and has fitted hundreds. We have never had any complaints. When in Shreveport call and have your eyes examined, or it will pay you co make a special trip to have your eyes fitted. & «BlfCD l\LIi 316-8 Texas Street, SHREVEPORT, - a \ C: 4444 4 4 4 4 4 444444444 4 4 4444 j* 4 * * 4 A A A 4 4 4 ^rare 4 4 4 A We have just opened up A NEW AND COMPLETE LINE OF. MECHANICS' TOOLS I FATHER Goods, Bail) Wire, Nails, Cutlery, Brinly Plows, Planet, Jr., Implements, Plow and Wagon Harness, Ames' Shovels, Etc. ■T 4 £ 202 TEXAS STREET, ... SHREVEPORT, LA. I 4 4 4 4 4444 44444444444444^ \ Dr. LOUIS ABRAMSON, Resident Surgeon and Supt, Dr. J. C. WILLIS, Chief Surgeon L. and N. W. Ry. Shreveport Sanitarium AND TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES Drs. ABRAMSON A WILLIS, Surgs. and Proprs. A Private Hospital with trained nurses and modern improvements. Con ducted for the convenience of patienfc3 and physicians. Open to all reputable practitioners. If interested write or 'phone us. Ambulance will meet trains when notified. Bright young women wanted for our training school. ARTHUR J. NEWMAN, Near the Jewish cemetery Monuments and Iron Fences Shreveport, Louisiana Take Parkview and Allendale belt line cars. Robson, Stewart & McGuirt CO., Limited. Iron Fencing Settees and Vases. Yard and office at the corner of Texas avenue and Jordan street, Shreveport. Both 'phones, No 718. Local salesmen wanted. Good inducements to the right men. Dry Goods Co., WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Dry Goods, CLOTHING, BOOTS and SHOES, I ! 210, 212, 214 and 216 Levee Street, ! Shreveport, LA. : Get Your Shave, OH1NE, Hair Cut or Shampoo when in O Shreveport at Vernon's Market street j place or at Rettig's—the Phoenix shop. Hot and Cold Water, Shower or Vapor Baths at Vernon's. None better. ; ! SHREVEPORT CYCLE AND SPORTING i GOODS COMPANY____ Headquarters for Guns, Bicycles and j all kinds of Sporting Goods—from Fish Hooks to Automobiles. Finest Repair Pe partaient in the South.—W m Lowe, Proprietor. 206 Texas St., Shreveport. Just now uc are making Special Offers in Ladies'' RJaek and Colored Shirt lEdtäfs Ladies' Eiderdown Dressing Sacques Ladies' Outing Wrappers Ladies' Outing Kimonos Children'8 Grey Ribbed Sleeping Garments Children's Merino Union Suits Ladies' Vests And Children's Underwear fcjf It will be worth while to drop in to see us when you are in the city. HOLZ MAN 'S 222 Texas Street, Shreveport I AH L E T 1 M E Passenger train No. 2b, south bound, arrives at 11:18 a.m. Passenger train No. 26, north bound, arrives at 5:23 p ' m ' Freight train No. 36, north bound, arrives at 9:05 a.m. Freight train No. 35, south bound, arrives at 7:15 p.m. rpHAT'S the price of X the Bon Ten Restaurant (opposite postoffice ) Shreveport you like/ Also good rooms and com fortable beds for you when you spend. Call and see me! 3« CENTS good meal at r s' 3 if ° OHN M, MATO MATOVICH, Manager. Old Newspapers for sale at. thiE, office, 25c per 100; 20 for 5c.