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46, " 0 - " .- ' -+ .-4 ' ESA: ·+ +'· ,+ +~ NEW SFIES VOL. 3. V -, "' "; +'.1:.vJ THI _ _S K.h~ * GA~ZETTE PUBLISHING CO., LIMITED t;ruPp o h'ido ea bloddli ·c PapIrt of the Pmbto aehm. 8ee J SF4 8ERIEE VOL. 3. JSPH LA., FRIbAY, :JAN A gT', - - --- ý pit LOUISIANA I A NUTSHELL, Interesting and Newsy Items From Our Exchanges. THE POPULIST TICKET. Meeting of the State Board of Edu cation-Northern Visitors on a pros pecting Tour-Texas ('aphtallsts at Shreveport. Appointed State Medlcal Examiner. Gov. Foster has appointed Dr. J. e. Egan a member of the Board of State Medical Examiners, vice Dr. Thomas Y. Aby, resigned. Tramps Arrested for Trespass. Four tramps were arrested and com mitted to jail Friday ,by Deputy Sheriff M. W. Baillio, charged with trespass and burning property at the brick kiln of Julius Levin & Co., of Alexandria. Oharged With Horse Stealing. William Jackson, white, was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Kirkwood near Zachary Friday night, and placed in jail at Baton Rouge. Jackson is wanted in Livingston parish on a charge of horse stealing. He escaped from jail a at Centreville three or four days ago. I. of II. on a. ooom. Donulisionville Lodge, Knights of Honor, held its first business meeting of the y :r": Wednesday night at I)on aldsonvilie and started the ball rolling for 1896 with nine applications. The members hope to bring the numerical strength of the lodge up to 250 before the end of Deceml,er next. Looking for a Son. An old man, a tsherman, located near Southport, but whose home is in Lake Charles, passed through Kenner Saturday looking for his son, who had escaped from an asylum in New Or leans. The son is described as being "twnatysthree years old, weighing about 160 pounds, and subject to attacks of epilepsy. The son's name is Robert Holbrook. Northern Visitors Looifng Around. A party of northern gentlemen ar rived in Crowley Wednesday. They t were shown around the country by the Duson Broe., visiting the irrigating t pumping plants and farms in this sec tion. They met many farmers wh,.m C they had known in the north who ex pressed themselves as pleased with r their southern homes. The entire par ty was oharmed with the country and mua h uarprwed at its progress. C .1 Father MenS's Will. Mr., H. N. Coulon, notary. has taken an invertory of the effects of the late tather Charles M. Menard, of St, Joseph's Catholic Church, Thibodaux, which amounted to about $5000, of which 4,11.65 was in cash. A will was *ad, in which, after devising several t*quests of his personal effects, princi pally to his successor and to St. Jo seph's Olhurch, Mr. Bannrn T. Thibo- t daux was made universal legatee. He t also left a letter addressed to the lega- I tee requesting him to make certain die positions of the same. Negro Highwaymanu Convicted t Henry Scott Willie Irwin and Wash Owens, colored, were on trial in the I district court at Franklin Thursday, 1 for robbery of other colored laborers 1 on Adeline plantation, .Jan. ; at about I 6 o'clock p.m. The robbery was com- ( mitted on the public highway, near Adelin, plantation. Th( ;,crsns rob- c bed had just beern pai, off for their I labor and were ,n the rotd home when a they were held up by agang of negroes t and one, a lad about seventeen years I 'old, was shot through the hanr, and his i wages taken from him. The jury, after a short absence, returned a ver dict of guilty. Texas Capitalists Prospecting. A party of enterprising capitalists from Honston, T'exag arrived at 1 Shreveport Thursday morning, pros peoting with h view if purchasing real estate. Several members of the party expect to purchase a large quantity of property near Sihreveport with a view of building handsome suburban resi dences. Thte Ihoustonians were ban quetted ly the citizens at the Com mercial restaurant, after which they departed for their homes and stated they were favorably implressed with the future irospec'ts of Shreveport, S and believed it to be a Iooming city. Murder Case Continued. In the district court at Donaldson ville Wednesday the case (,f Clarence Parham, for murder. 'as continued until the next crinal term. Walter Wallaoe, charged with larceny, a quitted, and so was l)r. J. R. Fric, accueed of cutting timber on private land. gShree civil cases, involving the rights of rival factions to control a Scolored Baptist Church in the first ward of the parish, had been set for trial, but were continued by oanseut to the onrth Monday of February, the S-· Ad· . opening day of the next civil'~za. Stabbed With a Bowle Kalte. " While Clarke's circus was giving a performance Friday night, at Oakdale, in Calcasien parish, thirty-eight miles south of Alexandria, on the Kansau Watkins and Gulf Railroad, a ifnculty occurred between two white meb, Mar tin McLeod and A. C. Whitinton, in which the former was stabbe bV the latter with a bowie knife, infl ting a wound near the region- of the heart, from which he expired in a fiw min- C utes. The diiculty is said-A have been the result of "an old fend weet the participants. Moeod was about thirty years of age and ungarrzed. Whittington is about the tamehge, has a wife and' children, and formerly re sided near Cocodri Lake,,in Raspides parishn. Loulalana Populist Tict. 1 The Populsts commitee of $ty-two, authorized by the recept conv tion t F complete the State ticket in te inter. d eat fusion met at Alexandria Irsday,' with Mr. Bryan, of Natchi bahes, in the chair. There were but twenty-one members and ten proxies ' present. After being in session until a late hout the following ticket was noU" ated, Mr. A. R. Booth's friendlrtin* that he would yield his plij or the k ticket in the interest of harudogy: Gov- . ernor, Capt. J. N. Hharr, of St, Mary's" lieutenant governor, J. B. lednpeer, of East Baton Rouge: attorniey gena eral, D. F. Suthron, of Tereobonne; secretary of State, J. W. McFarland, of Claiborne, treasurer; Johufickett, of Winn; auditor, H. P. Kenrohan,.h of Plaquemine; superintendent of ed- R ucation, Dr. G. A. McCook, of St. Landry. . Meeting of State Board of E Isatton. The State board of ednoatiae met Thursday at Baton Rouge in the gov- hi ernor's parlor, with the following mem bers present. Gov. Foster, torney General Cunningham, State tendent A. D. Lafargue, Prof. Aloes Fortier and Judge Thomas Overton. el Upon the reading and adoption of thes s minutes' of the last meeting, a letter at was read from Supt. Warren Easton, ui of the city schouols, asking ppimisan $: to use in the high schools Foatain's at Livre de Lecture et de Oonvetbaton as is a text book. A resolntion waa doptd li authorizing the book, providef it did as not interfere with Super's French Beader, but that 1ach would be used in the grades for which they w adopted. At the last.meeti of the cl board applications had been 0d peti- at tioning afhthorization 'or estalisshmest w of high schools at Montgonki, Col- t( fax, Pollock and Winasboro. ' -A con- D mittee was appointed to inqlre into t the qualifications and resourgs of the t; schools recommended for theioptioa v of a high school course, A MANIFMSTO ) -- -- C Calling Democratie ^t nsl ConveS- a tisU. b: National Chairma arr Fiday afternoon issued the official 1ti of #e at National Democratio Convoan. ' It A reads as follows: . c "Pat.ADw ermPa, JeS 24. b "The Democratic National ' Oomm*- m tee having met in the city-of Washiug ton. D. C., January -16, 189, has pointed Tuesday, July 7, 1896, at. o'clock noon, and ohosen t city tl Chicago, Illinois, as the place for ho ing the Democratic National Conva- t tion. S et "Each State is entitled to a rep - b sentation therein 9f double the ntol- B ber of senators and repereseqtati$es in the congress of the United Stal(s and each Territory and District f t Columbia shall have two 4delegat*. 5' "All Democratic oonservatideitise4s of the United States, irrespective pf past political assoctidns and diff ences, who can anite with us in the fi effort for pure, economical and coi- ci stitutional government, are eordiagy E invited to join us in sending delega·te to the convention. n "W. F. iatrm, Cheirmau d "S. P. Snunn, Secretar c" THEDORE RUNYON l.l c. United States Ambassador tq Germaky Explr BSuddenly, Hon. Theodore Runyon, Unifl 8tates ambassador to Germany, ix pired suddenly and unexpectedly at Berlin last Monday, of heart failure. Mr. Runyon had been in somewhat e feeble health for dme timi past, lbut no immediately fatal results were en- u ticipated. No-longer ago than Tues- b day evening he was present,at a din- h nor given in his honor by t.-Empress ti Frederick, maeer of Emperor Wil liam. Last summer he had planned to make and extpded trip through Nor way, but on the advioe of blgphysian ia he abandoned this 'trip and went to h Carlsbad, where he took the uerae. C subsequently went to Axtenstein hr t the purpose of taking the are. Since 1 that time, h ,h h as manifested great daties more and oo.e rat, social J ,: Fa il OUtR SIUIY .SUTH.. The Latest Dispatches From , * Ofet Dixie.' ' TOO OLD TO LIV.I$ GE, li T Counterfelters Arrested-A [anger ous Weapon--hot his Wilb-Mar- b dered and fremru in a Well---Os-. ored SchoOl House Burned. Head- E dolldam in Arkansas. o A bead-end oollislon occurred ~at 10:30 Friday night betwwn a passenger train and a freight 6h the,Bald Knob branch of the Iron. Mountain, near Fair Oak/, Ark, Both engines were demolished and several passengers in 'jured, but none very serioasly. A Dangerous Woo4na Leg. Engene Moseley, a young negr6, se- i verely injurq~ a negro woman at Bir mingham, Ala., Sunday afternoon. He tl wore a wooden leg, and after he had t knocked her down he ahed his pedal support as b frightful ,weson of as sault, beating the womean about the body and face. He then,maadea is e g cape. . Counterfeiter Arrepted. .Jerry Smith was arrested by United States Marshal Henderson Monday at w Rome, Ga., charged with ounaterfeit ing. When arrested the offie8 r iearch 11 ed Smith's house and und several J, moils for making coins of small de nominations The oMicer believe he j is but one member of a -big gang that a] has been working North Georgia. b is A Georgia Lumber em Atteehed. h Wm. D. Wheelright & Co, the lsrg eat lumber and erosatie dealers in the bi southeast, closed their establishment c at Brunswick, pa., Saturday evening, w under attachments aggregating over $15,000. The liabilities are atimated at $200,000. Their annual business in Brunswick amounted to half a mil lion. The creditors are in New Yopk and elsewhere. s OneHundred and Fortu Years Old., aq Peter Dorsey, a negro man' who claimed to be about l4 years old, died at Tallahammed, Fla, Thursday. He was born in., Mryland and was brouht to Florida as a slave in territorial days. Dorsey used to say that he could re member when p fall groin "man going dA to Washington City and seing Gen. Washington as President. At Sea in an Open Boat. m The british steamer Bavenuwoo(, ' Capt. Newton, from Las Palmas, which arrived at New Orleans 3Monday, t brought the captain and crew of the German brig Maria, which was burned at sea while en route from Buenos Ayres for Falmouth, England. The crew had boeen three dare in an open boat when picked up and were 1,500 miles from lind. Colored Public School Burned. a' About 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon G the colored public school building in Hopkinsville, Ky., cuaght fire and was e titally destroyeý- I was a wooden structure and ,oe af the iargeet and t best buildings of the kLnd in Western Kentucky, having a seating capedlt of i 800. The origin of the fire is alys tery, as it had not been used since yee- w terday. Lose $6,000 insured for $3,- d, 500 on building and $1,000 on furniture. a Dashes Into an Engine. w Eight persons had a narrow escape hi from instant death at the Asylum street crossing of the Southern railroad and A Knoxville Electric street railway in ri Knoxville, Ten., Friday. Themotor- r man lost control"of his ear, which a dashed at frightful epeed down an ii cline and collided with a switch engine. The car was totally wrecked. The ac cident was entirely unavoidable, as the brakes would not work. V To Postpoae Tennessee's Expeostion. At a meeting of the board of direct ors of the Tennesee Central Exposi tion company, held at Nashrille. Tenn., Friday, it ws declsd that the Inter eats of the poein would be pro moted by postpoflbg the exposition until May, 1897, and that this action be referred to a meeting of the stack holders to be held Februsry 7, for their acceptance o* rejection. Too Old to Iave. Hiram Lester, one of the oldest men tl in the world, ed at McDeDough, Ga.,ia ec his 129th year. He wes born in North a Carolina in 1768. Lester one laim i to fame esme when hg-went to the t' Piedmont Expoeitionu it tnta and C there o' the *tion grounds divid- P Lester and ti iv sHesrl ooanty, a years old. Hi is ecenty poor- t: dd The body ofa wellr dress g man was found in a wel on tbh I James 3e6Call, owr mile. fsom' ae 1 ville, Tenn., early. ,8day n.s.ins. The discovery was made by farmer eo Carl while drawingwater from the well In estigatior showed a, ballet hal through is. head and the ndil of Slitha finger en his right bead totn e The men was evidently mesderei fbt money sand valuables and plned in the well. The body hbs not bee*, det - Aed, nor has ay clew to' the ' been liseevered. "There , _gret fe citenment ever the deed. A Wholed amitlr we d. An entire familyn Prawl Dog Pak of the `Bed re.s in, m4ndea oqa*l Texas, w~e drowned. .I_y. OJc Wycker, wife "ina two oh i - tempted to ford the stre lat ip• Ml wagon and the kheres wers swpt iIow the father attempted to swim .se with one child on his backs bait he'r to the bottom and bdth he sad the other chtid remianed in the wages 1 -intil it was overturneda pd both i+ e also drowned. Another f ,a e. ond wagon turned,bac1 i tme to M n themseltes, but orld'grve no aaae' io 1 to the Wyckers. mAt malty l Wcounty, AS A Sunday evening, Pie * Jones, . , Stend ato the SRupnu mdal .4 mines, abot and it is. belieOnie wounded h1 :wif~- a ,be atf , Swoman 20 years of The were at some .with th tir. children when the tragedy oauru It is laid that they had Jones being insanely j. of.. young wife. The qaure gad6 .]e Jones seining his repesiqg and firing a chargeinto his wme'h breast. At a its hotr Bandae he had not been arrested s had not left the plsoe.., Hi his gun and defies any one to him. The tragedy haseased t ctement. Jones ham bqefefomr welL. Albert Tuabion and Jim ) . SAtlanta, Gr,. have been netiis eoahe time. .Thuareayibt in a Deaetur sarete u lo4, theman hungry andboth thirssy. qitrreled and wbaldbiave fought' somebody in the ertod they have elatsit to,se which drink the most wisly., This tion seemed to stri fke fe ine men, and.they agre dsoaueh if somebody would pay for theo A man named J. F. Francis agreed to do this. Tunaon drank a full quart, and Callahan aokndwledged himself beaten, as he could.mot go quit that p muph. The two men wgre watohed by quite a crowd. Tunison fell ifo a i stupor almostnimmediately, audda btut or so later died. Callahan was taken th to a hospital andis now on th yerg of m death. Francis was arrested upon t, . charge of complicity in the killing. - Wife Murder and 8uliqdq. Friday night John H. Goodwin, one of the most prominent farmers of Shel- at by county, Ala, shot his wife to desah E and then committed snicid4e the trag- . edy occurring in his wife's Boom. m Goodwin's mind has been failing for ro some time past, but his condition was U not regarded as seriou enough to ploe a him under restraint. Friday night hi w' told is wife to peck his efeeto, as he intended to leave. She implaed him not to carry out his purpose and fially refused to do as he had ordered. Odod- th win grew violently angry and seising a in double-barreled "skotgnn' poured the tl contents of one load in the unfortnate in woman's breast, killing her instantly. 5o The madman then tarned the gas on s himself and fell a corpse across the i t postrate form of his wife. Gododwla's l Stwo young children witamed ib tahi at n rible tragedy and horerstrieket ~hy ran to a neighbor's lwes, a mile samy, b and told of the awful happni , ---~- ser' - the . q. The retfd of the Virginia Ligi ) ' t'retoadjourn on the 20thbi,,isk, ik honor of Gen. Bobert E. Lee's birth-. day aniiversary, is not'banly being unsed as an argumeht why the BRoa C(fed erate Muses shauli no be loetdedp Richmond, but will have to be defend ed by tie Democrats on the utump.tlis year. The Virginia Le tre fMar U r year ago, made Gen. Lee's bifSthdiy lys lega) holiday, and the bodliieta- e acted this law was the first oty one ri in that State which failed to observe 1 Sthe mandates of ies _redeasor. The 1 a corner-stone ,of the Jefferson Doais l h monument is So be laid during the se- i a ion in Rielfzuonl in May next, under 0 * theauspices of the Camp o lited B d enfederate Veterans. Thus fer.the, peopl Wave 'enifesod a dspotion to E L contribhte hlbertsa l 96 the flmd4 erect i thiirnmowis e - sati ofim etl ps - e.nt legislature, i~ig'* at the psaner capital of the. 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