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Fire at Lake Charles caused a loss et $7000. . Rabbits have seriously injured fruit trees in north Texas. Oil has been found in the lower part of Baldwin county, Ala. Since the first of the year Standard Oil has declined $66 a share. John S. Alfred, one of the most prominent Masons in Louisiana, died io New Orleans after a brief illness. The annual meeting of the Rice As sociation of America was held at Crowley last week. The city council of Lake Charles bas negotiated a loan to secure funds for the public schools. The United States cruiser of Brook lyn arrived at New Orleans to take part in the Mardi Gras festivities. The St. Mary plantation in St. Mary parish was sold at sheriff's sale to Chas. O'Neill for 13,700. 'Battling' Nelson defeated 'Young' Corbett at San Francisco in the ninth round. Fifteen negroes were killed and fifty injured in an accident in a church at Brooklyn, N. Y. The lower'house of the Texas leg islature indorsed President Roose. velt's policy towardthe beef trust. Missouri is prosecuting 162 corpo rations and firnas that'have'failed to certify they are in no way connected with a trust. Wilham G. Addison, a furniture dealer of DeRidder, committeed sui cide by shooting, himself with a re volver. Thomas Crgwley, present mayor of Alexandria, was nominated for chief of police at a democratic primary held Monday. The piercing of the Simplon tunnel through'the:Alps has been completed. The work will cost the Swiss and Ital ian governments about'$15,000,000. Twenty-three miners are supposed to have perished as the result of an explosion in a coal mine at Bluetield, Va., Many of the bodies have been P recovered. * Gov. Blanchard has issucd the an nual quarantine. proclamation again at the infested and suspected ports of Central and South America, to take effect April 1. The seventh ward of Tangipahoa parish was carried by the prohibi tionists. Ponchatoubl.ia the only town in the parish that now tenses thesale of liquor, An indictment was returned against' J. R. Hofftan, former cashier of the defunct Citizens' Bank of Jennings, for receiving deposits when;he is al leged to have known the bank was in solvent. Fire at Hot Springs, Ark., deatroy ed between $1,000,000 and $2.000, 000 worth of property. beveral ho tels. and more than 200 stores and other buildings were consumed by the flames. Three lives are known • to have been lost. E.'E. Garig, the'young white man who was arrested at Baton Rouge tWm' weeks ago on the charge of abducting the 12-year-old daughter of Jos. Ber ger, a prominent farmer of St. Lan dry parish, has been laterdioted and ,will.be placed in the state insane asy lum. The decision of the international commission appointed to inquire into the North Sea tragedy was given out at Paris, The majority of the coma mdssion found that the Russian ad uiral. Rojestveisky, was not justi fi.ed ii. going on the fleet of trawlers, but exempted. him from' personal blame. The finding is believed to be satisfactory to the British govern ment. Damage amounting to over half a million dollars was caused by the breaking of the ice gorges in the Ollio river at Cincinnati and the Mississip pi river at St. Louis. At the latter idace the government dike, which S.@ U10G,000, was completely de oiohshed. The' big passenger steam er New South, fifty-seveu barges and fifty four coal boats were torn from there moorings at Cincinnati and traveled some distance d(own the riv er in the grasp' of the disintegiating' floe. ATTENTION j Have your horses shod Scien tifically. and cured of corns, contractions, forging, inter fering etc by J. F. CA'RTER, Expert Horseshoer, Opp. 'Ewells' Stable. 4 MPORTANT GATEWYLS-4 040 uLWAY No trouble to answer questions DIRECT LINE TO North Texas, Arizona, New Mexico AND California. 1lose Connections at New Orleans for the Southeast. Best attention given patrons E. P. TU RER, . J. THORNE, GP&TA VP&GOM Dallas, Tex J YB Wood, barytone, earloon ist, lecturer and reporter, broke 'out in a new spot yesterday by catching a two pound catfish in a pool of wat er in the middle of the street st tlhe intersection of Avente F and First street.. Anxious to get a touch of metropolitan life the fish had worked its way up from the 'canal during the freshet. This should give some of our envious neighbors a chance to say a who'e lot of smart things. Come, smoke up boys.-Crowley Signal. 'heovlle Hanks, who has been one of the prominent merchants of Rice ville for the past 'three years, has leased the building formerly occupied by V. Touchet, in Kaplan, and will at once open up a first class general merchandise store here, under the firm name ofT. Hanks & Co. He will also conduct a fine saloon at the same locaLion, having secured a li cense for-that purpose. Mr. Hanks will keep a well selected stock of goods and he believes this town is the best location in all this. section. The Kaplan .imes. E. J. Lehman has leased the Irving House Saloon, of Paul Montaigne, taking possession the first of the year. It is the intention of Mr. Lehman ttd make this the best refreshment place in this part of the country and his long residence in Kaplan, where he has hosts of friends, is a guarantee of the first class, service he will give. A cordial invitation is extended to all the old patrons and to everybody to make themselves at home at the Ivring. Mr. Lehman has a welcome for all. -The Kanlan Times. KILL HE COUCH AND CURE THE LUNS. SDr. King's Now Discovery F ONSUM1PTION Prico O iOUiHS ao. d 50e & $1.00 LDS Free Tril. Bust and Quickeast Gur for fll TERLOAT and LUNG T7OUf B LES, or iONEY B1AO&. SGrove's Tasteless Chill Tonic has stood the test 25 years, Average Annual Sales over one and a Half bottles. Does this record of merit appeal to you? No Cire, No Pay, - Enclosed with every e Is a Ten Cent, package of rove's Back Boot. Liver P, AN OiRDINA NCE To extend and increase the Limits and Boundaries of the village of Erath. Be it ordained by the Board of Al dermen in and forthe village of Erath, Vermilion Parish, State of Louisiana, That from and after the passage of this Ordinance and its publication as pre scribed by law, the corporate limits and boundaries of the village of Erath, aliall in addition to its present limits and boundaries, embrace, extend and include all of that certain portion of I territory situated in the parish of Ver milion, State of Louisiana, which is I included within the following described limits and boundaries, to-wit: Beginning on the southwest corner of a certain lot belonging to Eugenia Touchett, situated in the village of Erath, Vermilion parish, State of Lou isiana, and running south'46 degrees west, one thousand feet; thence south ' 43 degeer, four hundred feet; thence i east two thousand one hundred and ninety- two feet; thence north nine hundred feet; thence south 71 degrees east, thirteen hundred and fifty feet, and thence north 45 degrees west, sev en.hundred and fifty feet to said point of beginning, eontaining in the aggre gate an extension and additionpf forty one and 45-100 (41.45) acres to the limits and boundaries of the village of Erath, as they now exist. J. Cd THERIOT, Mayor. F. B. WILLIAMS, Secretary. Vanate Bý8.-KeIl gt,Bsilsties FcR A E HONORAPHY, Aea.,s WILBUR B. SMITH. LEXINCTON, KY., For cireular of his fatuous and reponib!i COMMERCIAL COLLEC. OF KY. lNliVERSIT! Awairded ledal at World's xp.llttom.a Refers to thousands of gradnates in positi,-ns Cet of pull BualnIea Course, including Tui tion. Books and liosrd in fimily, about g9. . Shorthand,Type-Writing,andTelegraphy,Specialtice S.The Kenturky Trivartity Dibloars, under seat. awarded yrsdiatoi. Literary C:r wfrree, if ip'.ired. Navmslioa. S ternaw. Grsd4nesaeucc.sIlul. In arr l (t. hard our lett, re cr h tn, address onP, W.Lt U-i F. SUiTH,, Lei.xrtoa , to . Quietly saered. OX 13 DIeW ' 1PA1iTR !OBITAfI . Sead modl, kstlkh or photo. with d=.ifption ftr e eport s to pateatability. 4t-FAGO XIAD- 00. 1 r~1. Co.tain erefroences and fll ,uC.rnaa.t. wz E oR cor rOF O . sc|1uAL 0I13. 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