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BENTON, LA., FEBRUARY 23, 1905.
Mr. W. M. Cornett, of San Antonio,
Texas, visited relatives in Benton last
Mr. Walter Walker, of Carthage, Tex.,
spent several days with friends here last
Mrs. W. A. Abney, of Dixie, is a vis
itor at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Sue T.
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
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
Notice to the Traveling Public.
On next Sunday, the 26th, it is pro
posed to change the present passenger
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
W. P. Pollard, Agent.
Reduced circumstances are the kind
that alter cases.— Chicago News.
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
????????? ? 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.
I Drug Store, Plain Dealing
jt Agent for International Stock Food
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
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
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.
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
Messrs. W. L. Sibley and W. C.
Banks visited the Caddo oil fields last
week. They say they have struck oil,
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
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.
Observations as to the weather are
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
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
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.
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
The following proceedings of the
meeting were furnished the Banner for
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
A. M, KAUFMAN & CO., Shreveport.
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.
316-8 Texas Street, SHREVEPORT,
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4444 4 4 4 4 4 444444444 4 4 4444 j*
A NEW AND
I FATHER Goods, Bail) Wire, Nails, Cutlery,
Brinly Plows, Planet, Jr., Implements, Plow
and Wagon Harness, Ames' Shovels, Etc.
£ 202 TEXAS STREET, ... SHREVEPORT, LA. I
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Resident Surgeon and Supt,
Dr. J. C. WILLIS,
Chief Surgeon L. and N. W. Ry.
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
Take Parkview and Allendale belt line cars.
Robson, Stewart &
McGuirt CO., Limited.
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
BOOTS and SHOES,
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
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
Special Offers in
Ladies'' RJaek and Colored
Ladies' Outing Wrappers
Ladies' Outing Kimonos
Children'8 Grey Ribbed
Children's Merino Union Suits
And Children's Underwear
fcjf It will be worth while to drop
in to see us when you are in the
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!
good meal at
° OHN M, MATO
Old Newspapers for sale at. thiE,
office, 25c per 100; 20 for 5c.
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