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WEEKLY. PUBLISHEO EVERY THURSDAY MORNING Knteird In the Pol. Irflce äh Sad rUn* nmiicr. MRS. CAHMILLA L. BREAZE \LE, Editor and Proprietor. Subscription 81.50 per Year, (Inririiiklv in Advance ) - . ... • OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE CITY AND PARISH OK NATCHITOCHES. A It I r KB TtSIXO BA TVS. «pack. ; 1 mo i2 mon 3 mosjG mos|lye'r 1 inc.'i $} oo $r> oo so 50 $11 00 $1500 2 inches 5 O0| 8 00; !» 50! 15 00 20 00 3 inches . 7 00i II 00: 12 50 10 001 25 00 4 inches i 8 50! 14 00 15 00 25 00i 30 00 ä inches ! 10 00 hi 00 17 00, 27 00 35 oO i.iehes ; 11 50 18 00 19 00; 30 00 10 00 1 inches 13 50! 20 00 21 00- 33 00, 44 00 5 inches \ 15 00 22 001 24 00 36 00 48 oO ) column, 20 00 30 00 35 00 46 00 00 00 » column 30 00 40 00 45 00 55 00 75 00 column 1 40 00 50 00 55 00 65 00 100(H) Transient advertisements, 51 per quare first insertion; caeli subsequent #n*ertion 50 cents per square. Official or legal advertisements. $1 per square tirst Insertion: cadi subse quent Insertion 50 cents per square. Local advertisements lOcts per line. Editorial notices, first insertion. 15 cents per line; subsequently 10 cents per Nne. Brief communications upon subjects Ot public interests solicited. Obituaries, 0 inches Dec; over 6 inch es, will lie charged for at regular rates. The Editor is not responsible for the tiew» expressed by corro pondent*. No attentio r paid to anon vinous let ters. THURSDAY. JUNE 24. 1897. As to the Public Schools. The Entkiumwse desires lo say that fhe public schools under the manage ment of the present board and Superin tendent, show some gratifying improve ment. There is much yet to be done, ard the purpose ot this article Is to point out where a radical change for the better might be made. The practice of appointing teachers ofthe several schools of the parish upon the petlrtoti of residents of the locali ties affected ought to be discontinued. The conduct of the public schools is purely n business matter. Sentiment and politics must not enter into the af fairs of the school, and this matter of petition, is at the root ofthe evil, la nine cases out of ten the patrons of the school know absolutely nothing of the capabilities of the several aspirants for •iio school, and naturally ask for the ■appointment of a favorite, notwith standing that the said favorite may be Hie least capable. Natur.iliv. too, the member from the locality sending the petition usually complies with the rt quest and a serious wrong is done the pupils and the parish. The law piovides that the president __ nil!fli constitute a committee to •elect teachers. But the present board ha«, and wc thiok wisely, selected Pro- ^ fcsHor« Hiiiim nnA , ,, X r I »or» Himes r.nd Smith, of the Nor mat School, as an examining board and Fheir verdict ought to be final. Their mission in life is to cdueate children and )hi»v irnnui ik„i, ■ , ... aid tbe> know their business, We say, therefore, that even where two or more applicants pass an examination for, say a secoud grade school, toe Superintend »ni „,„. 1.7 , K ! " ■t'winwnu enl ought to bo required to appoint the person designated by the Board of Ex- ed uminers, a petition to-the contra-v not- I T, ' ty " ei " » o know, and as a matter ol fact do know, which of the successful appii cants will make the most acceptable of ,r p ;;: ' Poo same exammutlon, Liiere arc other I a st ------ schools for a nerlmi nr «r I L I I , ' ,e ' St 0ae - VM, '| 1 he hoard could, k seems to us, very Prof. readlly secure the services of many 0 f talion tbe graduates eaob year, until fln iito IU every public achonlin.h. ir ,nnä„.,. i . ' h « p,,rt8h many he conducted by a fully competent by teacher, and third grade certificates iH- many ttniatelr done away with. This In iu.ir L eal would aid in doimr nw»r .-in • Mlî 5 . oingaway aith the peli ton business and go a loug way towards Mhe raising tne standard of the schools other Wlth the Norma! School at our ■'*-,» I doors and with a school fund Th 1 COD8Un ' , y growing his •cnooi fund there is no reason that tbe faithful parish ot Natchitoches should not take ^ tbe front rank in tbe matter of pubfir school edocation. 'v Let the iuoompetent teachers be weed ed out. make the pay of the teacher commensurate with the work exDected of htm and the results will be gratifying in :be extreme. The patrons of the schools Will ultimately welcome tbe ohange-indeed, there will be a scram ble for the best teachers. Sentiment and poll (tea are very nice things, and do oredlt to the heart, but where tbe brain It concerned it becomes a matter of bus • toees, and we are entitled to the beat we can get for our. money. We submit these reflections to tbe School Board with tbe hope that, In iheir laudable efforts to promote tbe •«deucy of our schools, they may prove of some advantage portant to the of ,n Æî vice The Rented Civic Huber Picture, G. on '"A tbe Between delightful music. man tier paper '"""P said force Ab Interesting Uue. No criminel caawhr this parish bas created more interest them that of the State vs. Phil Washington, which was tried last week and resulted in «verdict w hioh was rendered in «few minutes after the case went to tbe Jury— ol not guilty. The accused was a negro and Mi victum, n white man. The trial occupied three days, and every point wa* hHly contested by tbe attorneys for tbe State and accused. The Jury was composed of exceptionally strong and fclclUgênt neu— ail white—who could a not possibly have been actuated by any other motive than a conscientious desire to do their sworn duty, to well and truly try the accused according to the law and the evidence. The fact that 12 white men, all gentle men of high character and intelligence, and none of whom could have bad any interest in the case, should, without any hesitation, render a verdict of not guilty is in itself a strong presumption in favor of its impartiality and correctness. While there is some difference * of opinion about it. the large majorin' of disinterested persons who heard the evidence, unhesitatingly approve it. -— m m i --- Itcv. C. C- Kramer's Impres sions of Natchitoches. __ ___ [gambling. 1 H,n employing the rising climax Natchitoches. La.,) May 31st, 1897, / Mv dear Mr. Lawton: If memory serves me well, a very beautiful hymn lias this comforting line: '•Ail journeys end in welcome to (he weaiy." Whether this spiritual generalization be true or not, your correspondent has had abundant evidence lint one weary journey lias ended for blm in welcome and rest. It ^consumes twenty hours to travel from New Iberia to Natchitoches. One half of this time is passed at two junctions waiting for trains, some of which must he boarded at an hour when -'tired nature's sweet restorer'' should bo most active. The cordiality and hospitality of Natchitoches is there fore especially appreciated. The old town of Natchitoches may be interesting to the archeologist oil ac count of its antiquity or lo the artist because of its beautiful and picturesque environments; it is, however to the thonglitfui man of letters that this venerable ehtncapin village becomes a veritable training ground for the new knigbts, of culture and progress. The social life of Natchitoches cannot be mentioned without much bias in fav ot of those kind and generous 'hearts which arc making our \ lsit so delight ful. A very ^simple expression graphi cally describes this body social. They all '-pull together." Jew and Gentile, Catholic and Protestant American and Creole seem to have forgotten that there are any artificial barriers between them. Another expression, "happy family," is a true conveyer of that union, sym pathy and friendship which smiles as a celestial benediction upon this people. Four churches with their widely dif ferent methods have undoubtedly been savory influences in the moral culture of Natchitoches. One, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, would adorn a much larger city. Its dome and tower can be seCn at a great distance. On nearer ap proach the architecture reminds one of St. Pauls. London. Within tlie artistic scenes from biblical and ecclesiastical history arc worthy of much more than passing interest. On all sides I heai praises of Bishop Durit-r. whose learn ing piety have won for him the esteem and love of the entire community other valuable institutions of this historic town are the Comus Club and the State Normal School. The Comus Club combines in proper proportions literary, social and amusement features. Several large communicating rooms in a second story furnish a home for this Club. Quite a respectable library and tables well filled with tbe latest and best periodicals, cater bouutifnllv to the intellectual man. Billiards dominoes, chess, checkers and cards give innocent pleasure to the man of gaming propen sity. The Club is a happy evidence that men who have not the blood or in st buy* of Hm j wMi 4»-»wT,tn»Ttr~nqTft)f .and to to 1 H,n employing the rising climax ^ *i eu , 1 , men,, ®J l 'he State Normal I School last. Natchitoches may well feel proud of this great institntien. Had vour correspondent ever been doubtful ,bat pedagogy should be regarded as ", ^ *° the state Normal School would have convinced him of bis delusion. An old conveut has been metamorphosed mto a doriinitorv and refrectory for the cm nrï°t£T Säk °* um ; î * r! ' Doni| ho, who presides so graciously as matron over this department, has ail the distinguish ed bearing of the Roman Cornelia. well I »mlsfled that her training will develop '"-T ""arr'toi".«;: Tibet lus and Cams have no superiority over their sisters. An interesting sight of the matron was justlv proud, ' sus I room ut their noon day repas". ''Toe ------ v... „ «„U. i ui* I* me real I temple of learning and will stand as a '| monument to tbe energy ana service of Prof. Tho«. Boyd. It contains the reci f talion rooms, laboratories and library, IU 8econd 8t °rv is largely occupied by iweinhly room capable of seating many hundred. The work performed by this institution Is not confined as many suppose to normal mrtliods. The L eal £ ro ! ni(1 work ot a classical, seiend Mlî 5 aI) fl practical education is as thoroughly and conscientiously laid at Mhe Natchitoches Normal as at any other institution with which I am ac I Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon President Caldwell and his able faculty for their earnest and faithful management of this institution, ^ must describe to| vou two very im portant events in which I had the honor to represent New Iberfci. Tbe first was the Annua! Commencement Celebration of the Comus Club on Saturday even ,n Æî ihe second the b&coaI;tureare ser vice of at the Normal School on Sunday morning. The Comus Club Drogramme p reuen - Rented u paper entitled -'An Awakening Civic Conscience," by Miss Florence Huber weld, of New Orleans; "Tbe Picture, ' an original poem by Mr*. J. G. Lee, of Baton Rouge, and an addresi on '"A Retrospect and a Prospect," by tbe Rev. C. C. Kramer, of New Iberia. Between these more solid parts of the programme there was sandwiched most delightful Instrumental Rn d vocal music. I found 1 Miss Huberwald a wo man of ripe thought, very positive in tier convictions and possessed of an abundance ofcourage and ability. Her paper was practically ivplea for'female '"""P ■«<* the best tbrtigj that can he said for that cause were urged with the force of her strong personality. Mrs. Leo s poem was teeming with as deli cate and artistic work painting as it has ever been my privilege to* bear. The poetees ia certainly worthy of more than a local reputation. Mr. Kramer's ad dress may be given you in full at a later date. The Sunday morning service at tbe Normal consisted of an invocation and songs of praise by the pnpils. The ser mon was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Everest of the State Normal School of Illinois. Strictly speaking it was not a sermon but an educational address. At times tbe doctoi earned ns into tbe pro found depths of metaphysics and tbe audiune« was a little fearful that he might become too prosaic or didactic The next moment, however, some so in ly of lactic, »l>ark 2 . 5 ling truth would arrest and claim the attention, causing the obscure secrets of science to become the common pr >per ty of all who heard htm. He advised teachers to keep abieast ot the mo.-t progressive thought of the day and to be ever ready to apply the latest im provements in their curriculum and class room work. Moral force should be stimulated by moral culture. Our psychology should never be devoid of a psyche. Divine life should be the in spiration of the human mind in its pro gression toward the loftiest ideals. To say the address was able would but feeb ly express its character. It suggested, it stimulated, it awakened. I told the doctor it was more than worth my trip to Natchitoches to hear him taik. In speaking with I'rof. Caldwell this morning on school work in Louisiana. I lound him brim full of hopefulness. He expressed great gratification that tbe éditer of the Enterprise was at the head of public education in Iberia. I joined in tne sentiment by saying it was my great hope that your remarkable success as a journalist would in noway surpass vour earnestness as President of the School Board of Iberia Parish. I find the Enterprise at the Comus Club. It is well.react and digested by the most thoughtful people of this pro gressive little city. Vour sincere friend, C. C. KRAMER. Is it "overwork" that has filled this country with nervous dyspeptics?—that takes the flesh off their bones, the vitali ty from their blood, and makes them feeble, emaciated and inefficient? No. It is bad cooking, overeating of indiges tible stuff, and other health-destroying habits. The remedy is an artificially digested food such as the Shaker Digestive Cor dial. Instead of irritating the already inflamed stomach the Cordial gives it a chance to rest by nourishing the system itself and digesting other food taken with it. So flesh and strength return. Is not the idea rational? The Cordial is palatable and relieves immediately. No money risked to decide on its value. A 10 c trial bottle does that. Laxol is the best medicine for chil dren Doctors recommend it in place of Castor Oil. Grand Jury Iteport. a To tiie Honorable Judge 10th Judicial District Court : We your Grand Jitrors empannellcd June 7th. 1897. in and for the parish of Natchitoches, beg leave to make this , our final report. We have deligently I and carefully enquired into 248 cases that have come before us and have re turned 87 true bills and have passed cases to the next'grand jury. We havd found that the crimes being committed in our parish are not on tin decrease, but are unable to report the cause, except that we find that some of the Magistrates ore too free in permit I la fÇIoi A Ubl/O Ul L IUU 11 tC 111 pCI lllil * I ting affidavits and take too many of minor and trivia 1 offences, which result | in a very heavy expense to the parish, when the same cannot be sustained by evidence which appears before the rand jury. •We Would suggest that our Hon. Police Jury investigate more closely the claims presented by the Magistrates and Constables for the approval of their to Constables for the approval of their body as we find in many cases, different V peisons charged with the same offence * coimnitted at the same time and place to, where one affidavit would be sufficient to cover the whole, affidavits and war rants were issued seperateiy, thereby causing the parish unnecessary expense We respectfully call the Court's atten tion to the fact that it is a prevalent cus tom i^onm4'f«(,^A\T« l -i<^aTfi^f)artîés from informatton and ~invari*abiy "these I j",° charges are for petty misdemeanors, in I all cases the charges are not sustained. This practice by the Constables meets with oar earnest disapprobation and raises the suspicion that it is don« mere ^ P ar l sb w *th the Magistrate and Constable fees. as *° old a and Constable fees. We would ask the Police Jury to re fuse payment of fees based on such charges and force the officers to sue for same and prove in a Court ot lusttce " ------ * the good faith of their charges. We haxc visited the jail and find same in a very bad condition. The floor of the cages are eaten up very badly bv tbe rust, making it almost impossible to eon 6 ifton Sam ' < i'hl n a clean . u " d healthy ZlV i° a ; ,™ e floor °f fhe second Sl al î°!V, bld u condition and no s: / J, v vDFujHitua, b uu are coin- , fortably quartered and well cared for. I rnd veo-expHcTt But ÛXtnTately To school funds. ' CXCePt f ° r brldgeS aDd We find the public schools are in a riving condition about 60 being cstab ihed in the parish with large atten dance and first class teachers, 'il'he public roads are in as good condition as SS S Ä" d sZc er " pr " ei " H Sïïf("th"Âkï"'wl, l !ïh'bÏÏ ton given us during our session, and espe ®"Uy to our worthy door keeper Mr. J. O. Sullivan, who has been always at bis | cially to our worthy door keeper t . Sullivan, who has been always at ms | post, ready to assist us whenever called P° upon. Very respectfully submitted. J. C. HENRY, Foreman. - Foreman. All England, but particularly London, has gone wild this week in celebrating the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria, who is in the strongest health and hap py in being thus made much of by her —— 1 _ i _j .■ .u...,, .. — .. I people. And well should the English people pay homage to their Queen! She has been sixty years on their throne and during this time, while many im portant events In the world's history oc curred, her reign has been one tha, has won for her the love and loyalty of her subjects and the respect of all other na tions. Longlife to Victoria for many yearsfto come, the Queen who has filled so well tbe noblest and highest sphere in life—that of wife and mother! After Malarial" Fever, ''For several years I have been great ly troubled with malarial fever in the summer. Last year I took three bottles of Hood s Sarsaparilla and it gave me peat relief. I found it an excellent tonic and blood purifier. R builds up tbe system and wards off disease." otto Borer, 2002 Josephine Street, New Or leans, La. Hood's Pills are easy to take, easy te onerate Pnrr tn À iT n_ .' J*,,', c * 8y w 2 . 5 cents tion, billonsness, * DR. MENDENHALL'S improved CHILL Ai, FEVER CUBE. GUARANTEED TO CURE CHILLS AND FEVER Aid Malaria In all Forms. Tasteless. None genuine without the above picture anil tho signature of J. C. Mendenhall. Price, 50 cents at all Dealers. PREPARED ONLY BY J. C. MENDENHALL, EVANSVILLE, END. So>d by G. L. Trlebel & Co-, Lt d. Parish, as well as to several other fatni llcs bere t0 :l11 ot whom The Ektek DEA7.-H OF MSB. ANNA E. PALLEN. Native of St Louis and Member of one of the Oldest Families of the Oity. Mrs, Anna ElizdPt»Uen died of pneu monia irritât) o'clock, last evening at her home, 440<3 McPherson avenue. She was the relict Of Dr. Montrose Pallen, and a daughter Of the late Louis A. Be noist, the first banker of St. Louis. Mrs Pallet! was horn in this city on June 29, 1838, anil she belonged to one of the oldest and wealthiest Ftenoh families in tbe Mississippi Valley. She was a de vout Catholic, and even as far away from her home as Rome and Paris she was know for her charities and financial aid to the church. It was largely due to he energies and liberality that St Francis Xavier's Catholic Church on Grand avenue and the new Cathedral were erected. Mrs. Pallen was wealthy. Sit 1 leaves a son, Mr. Condo II. Pallen The funeral will occur to-morrow uJorn ir.g. This lady was closely related to Mr. V. S. Benoist of Cloutierville, one of the most prominent residents of this lies here to all of whom 1'UISK extends sympathy. v,, » v t vv'igit • < hear of, but con'd get, many rights sitting up The Grandest Remedy. Mr. R. B. Greeve. merchant of Cliil liowie. Va-, certifies that he had con sumption, was given un to die, sought all medical treatment that Apoiicÿ could pro cure, tried all cough rf^etlics lie could id relief; spent ... ________^ chair, was induced to try Dr KingfSmw Discovery and was cured by use of two bottles. For past three years lias beet) attorni ng to business and says Dr. King's New Discovery is the graiqBt remedy ever made, us it has done so itiiTch for hint and also for others in hts community. Dr. Kings New Discovery is guaranteed for JV,,, s s ^wovery is guaranteed ior V 0 ", 8 »'-. C Vi d ? ," ni1 , Consumption It , £ trial bottles free at Xatclu to, IPS 1>n "' f:,> T State Tax Sales. (continued from 1 st page) Ward 10-~ Loeour, Tburline tfrôiïïfcfr T an# I j",° oa bl<M V, S f ate « 03 V il, . k ' re - t öc * P ar in I „A* Cost of advertisement to be aaaea * Morse * Mrs. Virginia deceased Ward 1 — House and lot corner Texas and Wash mgton Streets city of Natchitoches State $7.29, interest 72c, parish $10 80 notice 10 c. Cost of advertisement to | be added. Mtcldeberr Julia Mr« w-n i I „ 1 " W d l ~ Uouse and lot on Sibley 'tween A. II. Jackson and »täte $ 1 . 20 . notice 10 c. be added. Street b« 3rd Street, interest 12 c, pansu $1.80. Cost of advertisement to i Morril, C. R., Ward 1 — 108 acres bounded north by Ilender son claim, ea*t bv Dave Grejrory west by R. M. Walmsley and smith by Jno t .a,, , Miller, W. F., Ward 6 — I movables! ^'s'ifate 80c^ parrih^HkT uu^fio bo Itodirt?' udvertlael Lefsdc, I*., Ward 5 . 440 acr<is * w % and w '2 of se U, sec b ' A ' U 9 ' Sr:lte Sl-44. Intel est 14c, P :,r,(!h $'3-16. notice 10c. Cost of adver l o be added, Massey, W. II., Ward 5— II., 5— , M «er« H », „ H ,ec 27 ,12 «cre, 10 °' C "'' °' U ^quedalc. Dan. Ward 7— 1 hotel &nd *ot sit uated to the t^ | l^rovencal near Gregorys/stôre. | **»»«>""«** «icjçur,) ./srure. ©tare P° e ' lnterejit »c, parish $1.35, poll $1. notice 10 c. Cost of advertisement to town of State be added Merrick, J. 1 . Succession of Ward 7— House and lot in 1'royencal. State 90c, interest 9c, parish $1.35, noilee 10c. ^ofaTvmÄn? tl be Æ Mayer, F. E., Ward 7— 4 lots in Proveucal and movables, Stale 27c interest 2c, parish 41c, poll $1, u 0 ^® 10®* Dost of advertisement to be I added. Moore, Dr. Vf. Y., Ward 8 — 120 acres sw of se % and se of se }s 4 , sec 35, T 6 . range 8 and uw oi ne sec 3, T 5, R 8 and movables. State 99c, interest 9e. parish $1.49. poll • 1 , notice 19c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Mason, Mrs. M. T., Ward 10 — 65 acres bounded above by T. Brosset below by school land, front bv Little river and rear by J. R. WHiiims and movables. SUto $1.26, interest 12c, parish $1.89, notice 10c. Cost of adver tisement to be added. Moreau, Alexis C., Ward 10— 80 arpents on right bank of Cane river bounded below by MÎ. Valery above by Mrs. Moraiitine tract, in front by Caue river and movables. Sta-e 72c, interest 7c, parish $.08, poll $ 1 , notice 10e. Cost of advertisement to bè adde d Nichols, Jake, Ward 1 _ 80 acres bounded north bv Cunning ham, east by Clemons, west by Dr, Brown, south by Westmoreland movables. Slate $1.41. iutcrcst movables. Slate $1.41. totere parish $ 2 . 12 , poll $ 1 . notice 10 c uf advertisement to be added. and 14c. Cost Nelken. Sol.. Ward 7— 80 acres sw ' 4 of nw > 4 «er 36. T it sw 9. 40 acres in sec 34. T 7. it 9. St.a 48c, interest 4c, parish 72c, poll $1; notice 10c Cost of advertisement to he added. Naquin, Adam; Wara 7— 25 acres and iihproveiilchts; State 60c, interest 6 c. parish 90c. poll Si. notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Oliver. Dan. Ward 4. House and lot in city of Natchitoches on 6 th Street and movables. Slate 57c, interest 5c. parish 8 (Je, poll SI. notice 10c, Cost of advertisement to be added. Osborn, Il II, Ward 6 — 184 acres on Spanish Lake bounded west by Black place, east by .1. C. Tri ebe! and movables. State $i 23. Interest 12e, parish $1.85. poll $1, notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added, l'hennix, i.ottie. Ward 1 — ~j interest in house and lot corner 4tll and Lafayette Streets. State 60c. in tcrest 6 c. parisn 90c. notice lOe. Cost of advet lisement to be added. Perrin. Jane, Ward 1 — House and lot on Bossier Street cor ner Pierson Street. S'ate GOe. interest Cts parish 90c, notice lOe. Cost of ad vdhisement to he added, l'uslia. I*. Ward 1 — 104 acres bounded north by Errington, east by Stokes, west by Garner and south bv Btrry and movables. State 87c, interest 8 c, parish $1.31. poll $1, notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Perot, Peter Heirs of Ward 2— 40 acres sw 1 - 4 of se c* sec 15, T 12. R 7. State 96c, interest 9c, parish $1.44, notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Perot, Garcion, Ward 4— 80 acres bounded north by K. It. Lands, south by Finnin Perot's entry and movables. State 72c, interest 7e. parish $1.08. poli $1. notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Phams, Juo W, Ward 7— S0 acres mv corner of sec 24, T 8 , R 8 and movables. State 72e, interest 7c, parish $1.03. poll $ 1 , notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Powell, Wut S, Ward 7— 80 acres N of ne }» 4 . sec G, T 7, R 7. State 48c, interest 4e. parish 72c, poll $1 notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Reed, Mrs Darens, Ward 1 . House and lot corner Pierson Street and Normal School. State 60c. interest 6 c, parish 90c, notice 10c. Cost of ad vertisement to be added. Quarles, S F, Ward 6 — 34 a res situated se of sw }- 4 sec 18, T 8 , R 8 and on the ne ) 4 of nw of sec 19, T 8 . R 8 , less 6 acres sold off and movables State 93c, interest 9c, parish $1.40, poll $1, notice 10c. Cost of ad vertisement to be added. Rohins. Sarah, Ward 1— House and lot on St Denis Street between Elizabeth Woods and A. L. Hérisson. State 90c, interest 9c* parish $1.35, notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Raggio, Juo A, Ward 1— New ever and Dr. for ior It an# be — to Raggio, Juo A, Ward 1— 50 acres bounded north by Breazeale. south by Dtinckiernan, west by Cane river and east by Murphy and movables State $5.76, interest 5c, parish $8.64, 'poll $1, notice 10 \ Cost of advertise ment to be added. Royster, Jno, ward 4— 40 acres bnunded north by Willie Curry and south by Alfred Peacock. State 24e, interest 2c, parish 36c, poll $1 notice 10c. Cost ol advertisement to be to ad Jed. _ . itains, Polk J, Ward 5— 13 2-5 lots in Marthnville and mov ables. State $1.29, interest 12e, parish $1.94, poll $1, notice 10c. Cost of ad vertisement to be added. Reed. Mrs Mary, Ward 7— House and lot near Provencal. "f-Lite 30c, Interest 3c. parish 45c, notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Uogers. P S, ward 7— 80 acres sw ^ ot nw and nw u of sw 1 - 4 , sec 9, T 7, R 8 , and movables. State 84c. interest 8 c, parish $1 26, poll $l> notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be,added. Robinson, Wm, ward to— 380 acre*. 170 on rigid bank of Cane river known as the Pierre Brosset place 120 acres 3 miles from Natchitoches known as the Achille Prudbomme tract. 50 acres on right bank of Little river bounded above bv D. R, Carroll and below by V. S. Benoist, 40 acres on right bank of Red liver known as the Alb. Delouches place and movables. State $15.9o. interesj $1.59, parish $23.85, poll $1, notice 10c. Cost of ad vertisement to be added. Stewart, A, Ward 2— 40 acres sw % of ne > 4 sec 35. T 12. R 6 und incvaulee. State 27c, internst 2c, parish 41c, pol! $1, notice lot*. Cost of advertisement to De added. Syns, Albert, warJ 1— SOacies S % of of sw }, 4 sec 24, T 12. R 7 and movables. State 93c, interest 9c, parish $1 44, pol! $ 1 , notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Stewart, II U, ward 2— 40 acres ne \^ ot ne % sec 2. T 12. E 7 and movables. State 75c, interest 7c, parish $1.13, poll $1. uotiee 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Sompayrae, Mas Jules, ward 4— 500 acres bill land bounded south by U B Plaisance and Stafford. State $3.00 Interest 39c, parish $4.50, notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be adduJ. Sellers. G B, ward 5— 80 acres sec 22. T 9. K 10 and mov ables. State 78c, interest 7c, parish $1.17, poll $ 1 , notice 10c. Cost of ad vertisement to be added. Shell. W D. Ward 5 80 acres w \ 2 of sw \ 4 sec 6 , T 10. It 10. State 43e, interest 4c. parish 72c, poil 1, notice 10c. Cost ot advertise ment to be added. Smith, Eldrege. ward 6 — 3 lots with improvements in Rnbeline and movables, mate 90o, interest 9c. parish 1 44, poll 1. notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Stllty, Willie, ward 7— 120 acres in sec 28, T 7. it 9. State 72c interest 7c, parish 1 08, poll 1, no tice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. Satcber. Dr T J, waid 8 — 40 acres sw corner sec 6 . T 5. R 5. State 24c. interest 2c, parish 30c, poll 1. notice 10c. Cost of advertisement to be added. ~J ("Continued on 3d page.) Tbe merit of Hood's Sarsaparilla Is literally written in blood, It is traced in the vital fluid Of millions of the human race. Its positive medicinal merit And curative powers is written Upon the hearts and graven upon Of people whom it has enred And given good health When there seemed nothing before Them but darkness and dispair. It eures all diseases arising From or promoted by impure Blood by Its intrinsic merit as The one True Blood Purifier. junc 10 -------- 1 . W. L. DOUGLAS $0.00 SHOE - Hü i». Merchant* Rankers, Lawyers, l'hysicians anil all economical men wear VV. L. Douala* Shoes because they arc the best. For safe by The Style, Fit and Wear could not be Improved for Double the Price. W. L. Douglas 53.50, $4.00 and $5.00 Shoes are the productions of skilled workmen, from the best ma terial possible to put into shoes sold at these prices. We make also $2.50 and $2.25 shoes for men, and $2.50, $2.00 and 5J.75 for boys, and the W. L. Douglas $3.50 Police shoe, very suitable for letter-carriers, policemen and others having much walking to do. We are constantly adding new styles to oi,r already lar^e variety, and there is no rea son why von cannot he suited, so insist oij having VV. !.. Douglas Shoe* from \our dealer. _ We use only the best Calf. Russia Calf (all colors), French Patent Calf, French Knaniei, Vici Kid, etc., graded to correspond w ith prices of the shoes. If dealer cannot supply you, write W. L. DOUGLAS. Brockton, Mass. Fata loo tr. Fule. H, KHFF 1 Ë& BROTHSR. Unparalleled Opportunity ottered by II. & 15. Beer, New Orleans, to acquire Homes and Fanning' Lands on Cane River and in other portions of Natchi toches Parish Cheap. ALSO TOWN PROPERTY, INCLUDING THE ULAR HOSTELRY KNOWN AS THE CITY HOTE 1 . The following described properties are offered for sale at VERY LO\V r PRICKS. One-fifth cash and tiie bal ance in one, two, three and four years, with only 0 percent interest per annum on the remain ing payments, PURCHASERS TO ASSUME TAXES OF 1897. 1. GO acres of land situated between lands of Ouellette and St. Andre for inerlv the property of Francois Ra pbael. 2. 100 acres of land, being the Eh. of SW; and É 1 .; of SW 1 , Sec. 21 T. 7 R. 9. 3. 40 acres, being tbe SW 1 ; of SE 1 , Sec. 26 T. 13 R, 7. 4, 70 acres on Little River, between lands of Brossett and Nojris. Half of 160 acres, being tbe XW, of SE- L., SW', of XEV K/j of \ T £i„ ancr 5 tf if Sec. 31 Tt 9 I? 9 . 6 . 80 acres being XWt; of SWL Sec 3CT. 9R. 10 . 4 7. 80 acres in Section 9 T. 7 R. bounded North and East by Lake Ac case. South by Provencal Bayou and West by lands of J. A. Carroll. 8 . 26 h; acres of land on Little River, between lands of Derousseau and Car roll. 9. 300 acres of land, being the undi xided quarter interest in the Fredieu plantation on Old River. 10. Half interest in 60 40 arpents on Cane River, bounded qbove bv lauds of Marie Pauline Rocques and* below by lands of Marie Liscelle Rocques in tbe rear by Francois Rapead. 11. 520.36 acres known as the Ste phens tract on Bayou Saline. 12. Quarter interest in 5S2.G5 acres on Horsehead Bayou near Cloutierville and described as Sec. 40 T. 5 R. 6 W. 13. 80 acres near Spanish Lake, des ignated as Lot 6 of Section 26 and Lot 1 of Sec. 27 T. 10 R S. 14. Six lot in Springviile, being Lots 12. 13. 14, 15. 21 and 22. 15. 385 acres of land with all the buildings and improvements thereon, situated on Cane River about 3 miles below Cloutierville. -and hounded above ! 7 as For Prices-and any further information, Address, L. CASPAR!, dee 31-yr Natchitoches La. "t® MEW STORED New Goods! New Prices! Having decided that Natchitoches needs a real live, hustling, all aroun Merchant—a man who wants trade, and will work for it—we have put up a large stock of bran new purchases, and adding to it every day. Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware; Crockery ware. Glassware, Cutierv. Boots, Snoes, Hats. Caps, Notions and Fancy Groceries. We buy our goods for SPOT CASH, and will ruin the man who undersell us. We buy country pruduce and pay cash or goods for it. We want your trade and will give you a bargain for it. COUNTRY TRADE ESPECIALLY SOLICITED. LICHSTENTSTEIN BUILDING, Front St., Natchitoches. La. T. CL ZBTTKilSrSXZDIE?. TRY AN "AD" IN \ THE ENTERPRISE. An I An rr WILL PAY YOU. ♦f\MM9rsjtsj«rMro*cx> rjCMrsi« \ l AGENTS WANTED— Far Dr. Tad in *h o Earth Girdled" or lus fan «- 1 i ai i . I on tour around the wend. A thrilling | story of Savage and Barbarous lauds Four million Taimage hooks sold, and "The Earth Ginlleii" is his latest and greatest. Demand enormous—everybody wants tliis famous hook. Only 83 50. big hook, big eotnmission, a gold mine lor workers. Credit given, freightage paid, outsfits free. Drop all trash and j J ! 1 I *.i . «V. -----i, .----- 1 ............I sell I lie King of books and make »300 ncr ; month Address for outfit and territory, People's, 3941 Market St., 1'iiiiadeiphia, I'eiiu. may 13 6 ./ > ( by lands of I,. J. Radial and Raoul j Radial and below by lands of H. A B. j Beer. A desirable piece of property, ! Subject to lease for 1897. ... 16 354 acres of land, more or less, on Old River, known as the "Shubrook Place," not far from Barou Natchez Station. Bounded above by lands of L. Dupieix, below by lands of J'lauche. For the bomeseeker Ibis is die chance. 17. 280 acres of hill land, being ilio NÇ of NE . l 4 of SE1 4 of SE 1 ., Sec. 32 F. o lt. «. Accessible and well tim bered, 18. One lot of ground on Second street, bounded above by lot of IL Kaf tie A Bro.. East by 1!.' Kalfie & Bro., South by lot trf J. A. Ducournau and West by Second street, with a front of 104 feet, on said street and runuing back 284 feet for depth. Also another lot of ground on Horn »(reef back of the C ity Hotel and Baptist Church. 19. 280 acres of land, being the half interest in SW > 4 of SE' a Sec. 33 T. 8 it. 8 . Tbe NW ' 4 of NE >4 Sec. 15 T. 7 it. 8 . 'i'lie NE', of NW 1 .. NWLlof NEC Sec. 19 T. 8 R. 8 . The NW', of SEC and SEC of NE ' 4 and ,SW ' 4 of SEW See. 4. T. 8 R, 8 Parish of Natchito ches. 20. 100 acres of land in Section 4 T. 7 R. S. Also the NW 1 ; of Section 34 T. R. 9. 21. 281 acres of land in See. 21 T. 7 R. 8 , and 64 acres to See. 9. T. — K. 8 . Also the well improved place known as the St. Amans Place, containing about 380 acres. About 2 Ç miles from the town of Natchitoches. Subject to lease for 1897. Also the weli improved place known as tbe C'baler Place on Cano River near the 24-mile ferry, containing about 4UO arpents. Subject tu lease for 1897. Sstray Notioe, . , , , JLPtFaved before me. the itn< 1 <*rKi!rii#»tl an tlm»iiy by J. Alph. PrudhoimHe of Ward 9 a brown row with white spots, branded AM (connected) on both hips! with lier calf. Appraised at $9. One red ne< k white and red spotted cow, same brand apnraised at Six Dollars. \ red cow branded HP on left hip Pf ou right side, with ear split, appiaised at Seven Dollars. Appraisements made w.»*. ........s, ^ippiaiscmeuis made conjointly with me by W, W Rreazeulo and E. G. Lawton on this 27tli dav «c May, 1897. 1 '. T. PRl'DHOMME j3 öt'd J^P. Ward 'd.