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WEEKLY. PUBLISHED (VERY THURSDAY MORNING Kal«n4 la tM P«fc effice u (ad class matter. MM. CAMMILLA L. BRCAZE^LE. Editor and Proprietor C. F. POWELL .... Pahilsber. Cahaoription 01.60 per Year, (lavariabljr is A<tv»n*»> OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE CITY AMD PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES. AI) VER TI 8 IXG RA TKS. êrivm. It mo 12 mnafS mo*!fi mnsjl ve'r t •■«!» 9 iaehea 9 inches 4 iiahea I iaobea he e hoe f iaehea 1 i nahes I eelmnri I eolama 1 Mlnmn $3 01 ! $!i 00: ft: 50 $1! oo iir.oo • OO 8 OOi !» W>' 15 001 20 00 7 ool 11 00: 12 50* 1!» 00: 25 00 8 50i 14 00| 15 OOi 23 00| 30 00 10 Ou; 15 ool 17 00! 27 00 11 30] I» OOi 1!) 00 »0 0O IS 50; 20 00j 21 00- 33 00 15 00] 22 OOi 24 00, 36 00 20 0»! 30 00 55 OO: 46 00 «0 00 30 00, 40 00, 45 00 55 00 75 00 40 00 50 00' 55 00 65 00 10000 35 00 40 00 44 00 4« CO Transient advertisements. SI per |i>ra §f!4 insertion; each subsequent .asertlon 50 cents per square. Officiai or legal advertisements. $1 p«r square first insertion; each subse quent insertion 50 cents per square. Local advertisements lOcta per line. Editorial notices, first insertion.. 16 «•nts per line; subsequently 10 cents par line. Brief communications upon subjects •f public interests solicited. Obituaries, 6 Inches free; over 6 inch «S. will be charged for at regular rates. The Editor is not responsible for the citws expressed by corm pondent*. Xo attention paid to anonymous let tre THURSDAY. DECEflBER 8, 1898. Important to Votera. ,# 4 It will be important (or voters who desire the exercise of their franchise privilege after the year 1900 to know that the new constitution requires tbe payment of poll tux tw»*ye«rs prior to the date of any election at which they mav offer to vote. This law goes Into effect after tbe general election in April 1900, which while it may look in print, or sound when spoken, a long ways off, is really bnt a little over sixten months in tbe fnfurc. Therefore all those between the ages of 21 and 60 years, who may wish to make of themselves legally qualified voters must pay I heir poll tax for 1898 before the first of January, 1899. And then they will also be required to pay their poll tax for 1899 before (he 1st ol January 1900. Then further In order to be qualified voters they will be required to present their poll tax recipts two years previous when vote,. From tbe a bo* stv,:" "'HJSllP.bjt seen that those who fail tc comply with the provisions of this law will be »but cut from voting at thecongresxionnl and presidential election two years hence 111 the fail of 1900 It is well, also, to bear In mind that each year's laxes must be paid when du e and that no delay I» admissible. Th« post tax for 1898 must be raid in 1899, and that for 1899 must be paid in that year. It will not be legal to delay and expect to pay tbe two years at one time The law contemplates that each year poll tax receipt roust be issued and paid in the year it is dated. Let no man who va tues the great American privilege of giving expression to bis sentiment at the ballot box fail to call en tbe tax collector of Jbis parish pay his noli tax, take Ins receipt and file It away where be can find it when needed. Those who do not value their citizen ship and franchise privileges to this ex tent will have no one to blame but them selves If, when they attempt to vote they find themselves disfranchised. fear If maj tbe ps rid That that sists tion the •tale. The homestead law passed, by the late constitutional convention takes effect on January 1st, 1899. This law exempte from aelznre and aala by any process whatever except for the purchase price ot property, or a part the-eot for labor money, or material furnlehed, for build !ng, recalling or Improving boraeeteed. for habtlitiea Incurred by rublle officers etc., for taxes, aeeecements, rent bearing • privilege, the homestead, bona fide, owned by the debtor and accepted by blm, consisting of lands, not exceeding »** hundred and surty acres, buildings and jppartenanqea rnrel or urboov of trtory bend of «Very fdn.ll/ oF any one Hiving others dependent upon biro or faer|for aunpoit, also two boroee oae wagon or cart, two cows and calves,, twenty.five head of bogs or oae thons and pounds of bacon or its- equivalent In pork end on a farm, the necessary quan tity of eorn and fodder for tbe current year and the necessary farming impie »enta to tbe vaine of two thousand dot taro. Tbo Sebtoe Banner offers this sugges tion relative te tbe cotton situation '•Repeal tbe law In all the Southern States that gives a Hen on cotton for •applies advanced and tbe effect will be threefold. First, It will graetly dimin ish tbe amount of cotton raised. Second it will diversify and multiply cither pro ductions; and third it will result in an Increaae in the price of cotton, so that there would be profit in raising It to tbe farmer who is not forced to raise it to obtain a rolnooe credit " T** Ejttkrftbk is glad to welcome back Into the newspaper field, Mr. Wm. Tunoard. wbo with Hr. L. 8. Crain, bos assumed editorial and business manage ment of tbe Shreveport Evening Jour nal. la tbe It the Th* AHakzpa* Fair bald ia Now IberU Urt week waa a brilliant auotwr. » port 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 CO The President's Jlessage. The President'« message which was delivered Monday upon the assembling of Congress, is composed of 20,000 words of the least interesting matter that has ever been delivered to that augustbodv. It is a very dry history of the late war effusive in statistics and other dull de tail*. He advices the necessity of a larg er army and navy, rendered neees»ary bv the results of the war, favors the Ni caraguan Canal as a national necessity for commerce as well as pro'ection In case of war, touches very lightly on the department scandals, the financial ques tions and entirely ignore* the ttnff. tninks It impossible at present to take any action looking to the reduction of the cumbersome war taxes, etc. Me Klnley'a message to the 55tli Congress Is a keen disappointment not oniv to bu enemies but to bis finends. 16 The Official Vote. We publish below the official return» which we clipped from The Progress n ho gained them from Hon. Jno. T. Michel. Secretary of State by implica tion. The first Is the vote in the Con gressional district: aa S3 as 9: > 3 »' æ 3 t* 1h ? C X a. C 2 C "i OS •»i s O « « 3 * M ft 3 (t m 3 s ft 1 m •t m 5 O C 3 K 0 s K er Bienville 357 199 195 214 161 3 Bossier 441 17 368 79 13 0 Caddo 741 19 679 60 10 2 Desoto 409 33 260 195 14 0 Grunt 126 128 70 28 125 0 NntcbItoche8 824 305 541 278 267 9 Rapides 713 60 691 27 50 6 Red River 178 66 71 154 34 1 Sabine 236 130 160 134 <4 0 Vernon 205 151 182 30 139 0 Webster 227 150 184 48 112 0 Winn 67 220 54 40 202 1 Total 4524 1478 3455 1284 1034 22 majority over Brian i* Breazeule's 3.046. In this District Foster ran behind Breazeale 1.069 votes But he beat all three competitor* 1,115 votes. Following now is the vote in tbe Fifth Congressional district. This too is part of the Third Railroad Commission Dis trict. r ; t £ g* V w ? 5. Concordia 411 10 Cstoboula 238 196 ClniOorne Caldwell K. Carroll franklin 313 106 230 372 Jackson 110 119 Lincoln Mud iso Mor ion W. C rroll amfj 393 168 231 242 230 96 0 a * > ? BB ft « P* ft ÎL 0 C » » X N, £. ? n ** ? 9 ër 9 c 3 «« Ô 3 ►*, O c n er 7 332 2 1 84 70 231 192 19 52 6 261 70 70 1 19 90 33 17 19 2 229 0 1 2 « 347 98 10 4 3 104 117 13 0 6 152 251 24 3 12 206 0 5 11 1 249 35 6 1 10 396 50 111 4 3Y6<T> 5 1 4 229 O^ 1 1 225 241 1 0 88 0 7 ' Total 3558 1116 161 32991004 297 185 The State University opened with an attendance of 228. showing an immense Increase over any previous opening, the greatest before being 171. It is believed that the Dumber will increase to 350. tbe one, bas long its 100 its to Health and strength carry us through dangers aud make us safe in the pres ence of peril. A perfectly strong man with rich puru blood, has nothing to fear from gems. He may breathe in the bacilli of consumption with impunity. If there is a weak soot where the germ* maj find un entrance to the tissues, then tbe trouble begins. Disease germ* Dro ps gale with Fightcring-like rapidi y. oace ru tbe blood, tbe only way to get rid of them is lo kill them. This Is what Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis covery I» for. ft purifies the blood. That means that it kills the germs, but that is only part of what it does. It as sists digestion by stimulating the secre tion of digestive fluids, so promoting as ■iinllaiioD and nutrition: purifies and enriches the blood and so supplies the tissues with the food they need. It builds up strong, bealty flesh and puts the whole body into a disease-resisting •tale. Bend 21 ooe-ceot stamps to cover cost of mailing oniv. and get his great book. Tbe People's Common Sense Medical Adviser, absolutely free. Address, World s Dispensary Medical Association No. 663 Main Street. Buffalo. N. Y. Ths mystery of tbe murder of Larry Vance In Bossier parish last week, which murder startled and borrifled all Nortb Louisiana has been solved by tbe con fession of Badney Hearne wbo broke down and told that be bad gone to Mr. Vance'a room tor tbe purpose of rob bery and when about to leave be let fall some of tbe booty which awoke Mr. Vanee be struck bfnr with an ax to hide hie crime Tbe account in tbe paper from which we gleaned these facts is Very meagre, but tbe testimony is strong enough to convict the cowardly mur derer. Wedseeday's papers fell of the lynch ing of Hearne and Jaw. Richard his ac complice by (be citizens of Benton wbo managed the affair In on orderly man ner after condemning them Ina citizen'( court held by hundreds of the most prominent citizens in Bossier psrisb. YOUR DANGER NOW from tbe overworked condition of tbe liver and kidneys which are unable to exoel Impurities frum tbe blood. This causes rheumatism Hood's Saeaparii la has been wonderfully successful In curing ibis disease. It neutralizes tbe acid lo the blood and permanently cures tbe ache* and pains wblcb other med icines fail to relieve. Hood's Sarsapa rilla Is the best winter medicine because It purifies, enriches and vitalizes the blood. R gives help Just where help is needed, ft tones the stomach, stitnu late* the liver, and arouses and anstalos the kidneys- It wards off pneumonia, fevers, bronchitis, colds, coughs nod tbe grip. _ _ A number of tbe Police Ja>les throughout tbe State have appointed delegates from each ward In their dif. parishes to attend tbe Cotton a of of of tbe Convention that wlu meet in Sbreve port si tbe 15th proximo. tion, only and yonr np like to pei tod Is 3 LOUISIANA PURCHASE REPORi OP THE COMMIT TEE OP TEN SENT TO THE COMMITTEE OP FIFTY. Favors a World's Fair, with the Aiduud Approval of All States | lu the Purchase—Urges tlie ! Calling of a Convention lor Final Decision. Globe-Democrat. Tbe report of the committee of ten ap pointed to decide on the best method of celebrating the centennial of the Louis iana purclia-e was yesterday forwarded to the members of the committee of fifty for their approval or rejection. The latter bod> will meet next Monday night at the rooms of tbe Missouri Historical Society to consider the recommenda tions of the sub-committee and to take final action iiuon them. The report in full is «* follows: Your committee beg leave to report: That they have h d a meeting every week since they were appointed, and at such meetings bad oonfeiem.es with persons representing Hie different in terest of ttie city, and have in other wavs, and especially through the medi um of the press, sought to gain as thor ough a knowledge as possible of the de sires of our people concerning th • pro posed commemoration <>t the centennial anniveisary of the Louisiana purchase There is a general accord of opinion that tbe occasion Should not be pçsgiit ted to pass wnlioutsouie mark of re«!bg nition befitting its great ulsroric interest and Importance. The Declaration of Independence, which determined the character of our institutions. must always rem tin lue great political event of our history; but next to that stands the ucq u-uiou of the Louisiana territory, for by that the empire of the United States was deter mined. and the great temperate belt of Nortb America was dedicated to insti tutions of freedom. Tne Citv of St. Louis can not afford to be indifferent to the centennial antver sa r V of so great an event, the greatest with which its history is intimately as sociated. Various modes of commemoration have been proposed, among them a sta tue of Thomas Jefferson, or a great his torical museum to bear bis name, us a permanent memorial ot tbe great states man who rendered such signal service alike in making this country free and in making it great; but it is objected, and your committee believes properly, that if nothing more is done tbe celebration will be essentially local in its character, while nothing less than a general cele bration in which all tbe states that have been created from tbe Louisiana terri tory should take active part, will be ad equate. In such a general celebration the gen eral government could be relied upon for participation and aid and foreign nation*, and especially France, should be invited to take part. For tbe purposes of a general com memoration, our committee is of opin ion that only some form of exposition will serve at which tbe development and progress of the arts of civilize« life in ttie territory during the last 100 years shall be appropriately displayed. Many objections have been made to an expo-ition, but no substitute, regard ed as sufficient cvr n by tbe objectors, has been yet proposed. Your commiite is of opinion that the objections to an exposition are not well founded. The experience of tbe etiies which have itndertVtn*a«expi>siiions rônee ttt£, v«r ot the World's f'Hqir. and especially that of Omaha, proves tbe undertaking Is a perfectly feasible one, and also that tbe interest in them bas not been exhausted. Indeed, so long as the world shall last the story of its progress will always be an interest , lt [ 1 n^o ne e bave to deal with a territory that 100 years ago was, tbrougbout almost P. to the y. get Is as It a territory that 100 years ago was, tbrougbout almost its entire extent, a wilderness and a des ert. The white settlements within its bolder» were not of our nationality. Tbe people spoke not our language, nor did they profess our laws. In no spirit of boasting may we say that now no por lion of tbe United Stales is more Ibor ougbly American tban tbe Louisiana territory. In public spirt and in pri vate enterprise it stands with tbe first Tbe achievements of this people during ibe 100 years (bat bave pagsed sme; tbe American flag was planted here may well challenge ibe attenilou of the world, and an exposition of them must prove to be an object lesson of univer sal interest. We believe, too, that St. Louis Is the place for sucb an exposition, and that once determined uoon our people would make R worthy of themselves and of tbe great occasion. But the exposition should be in no sense a local one. It should be not by the city of St. Louis, nor even by Ibe State of Missouri, but by tbe entire Lou isiana territory. That it may oe so. nothing sboutd be forestalled. All tho*e wbo are to lake part in it sbou'd have a vote in determining where it sbali i>e held, and wbat sbali be its character istieg. To tbis end we recommend that there be called a convention of representatives from all tbe States in tbe Louisiana pur chase, to meet in St. Louis at an early day to determine the time, place and manner of commemorating tbe acquis ition of tbis territory by tbe United States, and we submit herewith a reso lution to that effect for tbe considera tion of tbe committee of fifty. Tbe resolution referred to in tbe re port follows: * Resolved, that there should be beld a convention of delegates from tbe sev eral States aud territories in tbe Louis tana purchase in tbe city of St. Louis, Mo., not later tban tbe 10th day of Jan uary. A. D., 1899, for tbe purpose of determining ibe time, place and manner of fittingly commemorating tbe centen nial anniversary of tbe acquisition by ibe United States of tbe Louisiana ter ritory, such convention to be made up of delegates appointed by tbe governors of tbe several States and terri unies on tbe basis of one for each Congressional district and two at large. Resolved, ibat Hon. L. Y. Stephens, governor of Missouri, be requested lo make tbe appointment of delegates from tbe State of Missouri, and to take all necessary steps to invite and secure tbe co-operation of our sister States in this movement." The 8are La Grippe Care. There is no use suffering from this «heedful malady, if ybu will only get the right remedy. Yon are having pain ail through yonr body, yonr liver is ont of order, have no appetite, no life or ambi tion, have a bad cold, in . fact are com pletely need np. Electric Bitters is the only remedy that will give yon prompt and sare reiief. They act directly on yonr liver, Stomach and Kidneys, tone np the whole system and make yon feel like a new being. They are guaranteed to cure or . price returned 1 . For sale at Natcirittocha« Drug Co„ only 50 cents pei bottle. Several points In Louisiana and Texas report a violent enow stora Saturday tod Sunday, The assessed valuations of Texas this year is 111.000.000 In excess of last year. Free Fins. Send your address to II. E. Buck leu A Co., Chicago, and get a free sample box of Dr. King's New Life Pills. A trial will convince you of their merits. The Dills are easy tu action and are particularly | effective in the cure of Constipation and ! Sick Headache. For Malaria and Liv of in at of of a troubles they have been proved invalu-j able. They are guaranteed to be perfect ly free from every deleterious substance anil to be purely vegetable They do not weaken by their action, but by giving tone to stomach aud bowels greatly in vigorate the system. Regular size 25c E er itox. Sold by Natchitoches Drug Co limited When Stephen Crane wrote --The Red Badge of Courage" he had never been in a field of battle and knew nothing of! military affairs. His work excited great admiration. But later on he went to Cuba and was in the front at Sin Juan Hill, and in ttie December Cosmopolitan we have another story, this time (tom a real field of battle, entitled -The Woof j of Thin Red Threads." It will be in- i teresting for those whqare familiar with Ins previous work to compare the two— the imaginary and the real Apropos of the name Cosmopolitan it is rather curious to note that the De cember Issue of that magazine contains one article having to do with Spam, an other with India, another with Japan, another with Cuba, another with Jamai ca, another'5gite# , |£gjand. another with Rome and mi« ano her with France. TliiCls a pretty wide range. TWO POINTED QUESTIONS AN SWERED. What ts the q.e of making a better article than your competitor if you can not get a bettei price for it? Ans.— As there i* no difference in the price the public will buy only the b*t ter. so tint while our pri fits mav be smaller on a single sale they will be much greater In the aggregate. How can you g>*t the public to know votir make D the best? If both articles are brougnt promi nently before the public both are cer tain to be tried and tbe public will very quickly pa*s judgment on them and use only a better one. Tins explains the large sale on Cham berlain's Cough remedy. The people have been u>ing it for years and bave found that It can always be depended upon. They may occasionally take up wiib some fashionable novelty put forib with exaggerated claims, but are certain to return to the one remedy that they know to be reliable, and for coughs, colds and croup there is nothing equal lo Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. For sale by Jamri & Suddath, Druggists. A modern passenger train should en able the traveler to go oil a journey with little or no deviation from his daily hab its of life. This the "Pacific Coast Lim ited" docs, with its superior equipment, quick time, and superior route Th« equipment is unsurpassed, the traiu be ing made np of composite car, which contains a barber shop, bath room, bul let and observation smoking compart ment; ladies' parlor, compartment car, with seveu private compartments and parlor, furnished as is the composite car. with library aud all conveniences for correspondence, Indies' Maid in attend ance ; two or more Pullman ten seetion drawing room sieeners, and last in the tram but bv no menus least in import ance, tno (lining car. where tueals are served a la carte. This train represents fhe highest type of car builder's art and [ runs straight 'through without change -gfr. Louis, Chicago. Los Angeles, and San Francisco twice a week For time tables, sleeping car rates, maps, and full information »rite to E. P. Turner, General Passenger aud Tickut Agent. Dallas Texas. Mrs. Josephine Henry, of Kentucky, has announced herself as a presidential candidate for 1900 Toe closing sei« on of the 56th Con gress beg: n Monday at uoon. Though many questions may press for soiuttion. owing to tbe shortness of tbis session, which expire» by limitation March 4ib, it is thought that outside of tbe passage of the regular money budgets, tbe leg islation for ibe incieaseof tbe regular army and probably the enactment of a law to give permanent territorial gov ernment to tbe Hawaiian islands, noth ing else will be touched upon. 9 EucKlen's Arnica äaive. Thb Best Salve in -he world for Cuts Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains Corns, and all skin Eruptions, and posi tively cures Piles, or no pay required, ft is guaranteed to give perfect satisfoctio or money refunded. Price 25 ceDts p« box. For sale by Natchitoches Drug Co limited Mav 6'97 lor in to be in to tion, fiom La Grippe cared This modéra malad y has become dreaded not more direct fa tality than for the wear t - of body and mind it leaves bÂî^ff Prolonged debility, permanent pros tration, melancholy and suicide fol low La Grippe. For this disease there is no remedy superior to Ayer's Cherry PeotoraL M 1W boot rswady for la grippo that I know of ]■ Ayer's Chany Pec torsi." Bar. JOHN K. CHAS3, South Hampton, N. H. "My wtfs and five children were tahsa down with is grippe, while the di s ease waue widely prevateat. I dosed then with Ayjrs Cherry fsetorzi, and before using quite two bottles my family was restored to health. 1 knew of mveral obstinat« easts of ths same osmpiaint whiek were also cored by thia remedy.* J. PABMINTEK, Paulette, Miss. " I was cored of la grippe by the use of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. ; C. S. THOMPSON, Pah. "Signal.' West Farmington, (X Ayer's C&org Pectoral is put np it I half-size bottles at half price—50 «enta. this year. : A box will Dills | Pains in the Side I Complete Relief Given by Hood'« Sarsaparilla and : 1 not I in i 25c ! Co \ Red been of! ! to ! i i a j j in- i with it De an with can the be be use up For Rest Medicine for Indigestion, Dys pepsia and Impure Blood. " M/ fvoshard saïerod from pains in ht* side. TkoOft a ù-o irivd many different medicin«*, he Old not receive any ben efit until he read about Hood's Sarsapa rilla attd ta-ran taking II. He has used several bottles erf thia medicine and in now feeling better than he haa fait for the laat six mrt. My oldest boy was vary dallante, bat since be haa taken Hood's Sarsaparilla be is stronger and better." Hat». H. C. Faicxx, Slidall, In. « I fullered for year* with indigestion, but I have been greatly benefited by Hood's Sarsaparilla, and I regard it aa the bast medicine en earth for Indigestion and dyspepsia and ail troublea arising from impure blood." James M. Ttbh &KY, West Monroe, Louisiana. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is tbe bast—in fact the One True Blood Purifier. Bold by ail druggists. 0t : six for $&. Honrl'« Pili« cure Llvcr IB»: easy to 11WU » r Ills take, easy to operate. 36a. I 1 ; j 1 en Th« be for the Sheriff'» Sale. Lock, Moore A Co., Ltd., vs. Lake Linn ber and Shingle Co., Ltd. Twelfth Judicial Dist. of La., Parish of Calcqsue—No 2975. By virtue of a writ of Vi. Fa.' issuing out of the 12ih Judicial District Court of the State of Louisiana and lor the Parish of Caleasue. and to me directed I have seized and will offer for sale st public auction at the principal front door of tbe courthouse in the city and parish of Natchitoches La. oa SATURDAY, 7tn day ot Jan.. 1899, within the legal hours of sale the fol lowing described property, to-wit: A certain tract of land situated in the F'.risli of Natchitoches and described as follows :The SEW E )i of SWL and SWU of S\V>4 of Sec'. 23. in T. 5 N. R. 0 W., containing 280 acres of land, more or less. Terms of Sale—Cash with benefit of appraisement. J. W. FREEMAN, Oct. 37 Sheriff. NOTICE. Land Office at Natchitoches. La. ) November 9, 1898. J Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make filial proof in support of his cl..im and that said proof wili be made before Register and Receiver at Natchitoches, La., on December 23, 1898 viz : Homestead Entrv No. 5798 FLOYD WOODEUU, for the SW 1-4 of SW 1-4 Sec. 2 T. 10 N.» R. 10 West Louisiana Meridian. Ho names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon aad cultivation of said land viz: John Walker. Albert Hall, Harry Polk, Joseph Hall, of Bayou Pierre P. O , La. EDW'D. PHILLIPS. Itnv 17 Register. NOTICE Lan-d OrriCK at Natch I todies, La., ) November 12th 1898. | Notice is hereby given that the follow ing-named settler lias filed notice of intention to make final proof iu support of lii* claim and that " said proof will be made before R-gister and Receiver at NateUitoches, La., on December 23d. laaS -viz : JLuines leail Ent ra- N» - JESSE M. STEPHENSON, for tbe SE 1-4 NW 1-4 Sec. 24 T. 8 N. R 9 Wnst Louisiana Meridian. Ho names tho following witnesses to provo Ins continuous residence upon aud cultivation of said land, viz : K. H. Jones. J. C. Carnelinn, B. F Jones. J, B. Mitcbel ot Victoria P. O.. La. EDW'D. PHILLIPS, nov 17 Register. A CARD. To the good people of the city of Natchitoches anil surround ing ronnmi ity, 1 w ; sh to tender my many thanks lor tiie liberal patronage and favors ex tended mo during the past several years in the line ot cemetery and monumontal work, tomb stones and iron feucjii« Having received a liberal share of yonr patronage in the past and wish to inform you that I am still iu the load with new and selected designs and will be pleased to call on or write you when in need ot anj tiling in my line Respectfully, I. D. RAINS. Marthavillc, Nov. 17. 1898. NOTICE. E. Valery Deblienx having filed ap plication in tills office to be appointed administrator of the succession of Syl vester M trehnnd, notire is hereby given to all parties interested to file opposi tion, if any they have, within ten days fiom date hereof why same slionld not be granted or the same will be Homologated. H. M. HYAMS. Nov. 24-3t. Clerk of K. FOR SALK. Eighty acres of land being of S WK Sec. 34, T 9 R. 8, near the town of Robelir . 'Hie land Is well timbered and wi be sold cheap and on reason able tei ns, Ap ly to A. DOVER, Many, La. or C ttaplin, Bre azeale & Chaplin, nov. 10-2m. Natchitoches, La. lands of and 36 7. case. West 8. roll. 9. xlded Cane Marie lands rear 11. phens 12. on and 13. ignated of 14. 12. 15. situated below Hftçd us your Job Work, guaranteed sallsfaotlo Write letter the Mhrer goid jeweisy like weald throg* making know your will select ions. W« holiday and full dctenpuoos largest the pne«* the chosen stocks and find You will to* south price* below far expectant»*. Good* approval seat on people. Frantz Bros. & Go NvOrtoMS. IfafftMSL 129 D matter fashion carefully Remit Tortured By Rheumatism. A Purely Vegetable Blood Remedy is the Only Cure. If tho people generally knew the true cause of Rheumatism, there would bo no such thing as lini me AA- au /* l0ti ?. n3 for P ai ' lf . nl and disabling disease. The fact is, j state Rheumatism is a disordered of the blood—it can be reached, therefore, only through the blood. But all blood remedies can not cure Rheumatism, for it is au obstinate I disease, one which requires a real 1 blood remedy —something more than ; a mere tonic. Swift's Specific is j the only real blood remedy, and it 1 promptiy goes to the Very bottom of even the most obstinate case. A few years ago I was taken with in- ; ............... —* tm flammatory Kheuniatism,which,thoug) mild at first, became gradually so in tense that I was for weeks unable to walk. I tried several prominent physi cians and took their treatment faith fully , but was unable to get the slightest relief. In fqct. my condition seemed to grow worsa, thé pains spread over my entire body, Ana from November to March I suffered agony. I tried many patent medicines, but none relieved me. Upon the advice of a friend I decided to try B. 8. 8. Before allowing me to take It, however, my guardian, who was a chemist,analysed the remedy, and pro nounced it free of potash or mercury. as or of Unparalleled Opportunity offered by II. St B. Beer, New Orleans, to acquire Homes and Farming- Lands on Cane IUver and in other portions of Natehl tocliew Parish Cheap. ALSO TOWN PROPERTY, INCLUDIN6 THE POP ULAR HOSTELRY KNOWN AS THE CITY HOTEL. The following described properties are offered for i»U at VERY LOW PRICES, Oue-fiftli c&slt und tbo tal- ^ mice in one, two, three and four years, with only ______C percent intere s t^per annu m on the reMiei g.- r. ing parnieute. PURCHASERS TO ASSUME TAXES 0*' I8«g. 1. 60 sere* of land situated between ! by lands of L. J. Rachat and Rwoal sere* between lands of Chellette and St. Andre for merly the property of Francois Ra phael. 2. 100 acres of land, being the EJ, of SWW and EJs of SWL; Sec. 24 T. 7 K. 9. 3. 40 acres, being the SWW of SEW :c. 26 T. 13 K, 7. between 4. 70 acres on Little River, lands of Brossett and Norris. 5. Half of 160 acres, being the NWj; of SEU, SW>* of NE»4, E}i of NE>i and SW«4 See. 31 T. 9 R 9. 6. 80 acres being NW 1 ; of SWJi Sec 36 T. 9 R. 10. 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. 26kj acres of land on Little River, between lands of Derousseau and Car roll. 9. 300 acres of land, being the undi xlded quarter interest, in tba.Fredieu plantation on Old River. 10. Half interest In 60 40 arpents on Cane River, bounded above by lauds of Marie Pauline Rocques and below by lands of Marie Liscelle Rocques in tbe rear by Francois Rapeael. 11. 520.36 acres known as the Ste phens tract on Bayou Saline. 12. Quarter interest in 582.65 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 8. 14. Six lot in Springviile, being Lots 12. 13, 14, 15, 21 and 22. * 15. 385 acres of land with all the building» 1 improvements thereon, situated on ane River about 3 miles below Cb> crville, and bounded above, For Pricot and anj furtli«*r in for in lion. Address, L. CASPAR! jan 20-yr Natchitoches ies t I 4 ». 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The cure was permanent, for I have never since had a touch ol Rheumatism, though many times exposed to damp and cold weather. , _ Elkaxor M. Tirent. t, I Positon Avenue. Philadelphia, j Those who Imve had experience I with Rheumatism know that it becomes more severe each year, j and liko all other blood di8( £ 8ea ; t jj Q doctors are totally unable to T cure it. Iu fact, the ouly femedie* which they pre sort ba are potash and mercury, and though temporary relief may recuit, theao remedies pro duce a stiffness of ___ _ joints and ouly in ; teuuily the disease. S. S. S. uever disappoints, fori» ia made to euro these deep-rooted diseases which are beyond the reach of all other remedies. I» cures permanently Rheumatism, Catarrh, pANgar,Scrofula,Kczetna, and all utheï^toodnîffpaiBtr 'it is the only blood remedy guar* anteed Purely Vegetable Books mailed free by Swift Speoifio Company, Atlanta, Go. ! by lands of L. J. Rachat and Rwoal Radial and below by lands of H. 4k B Beer. A desirable piece of property Subject to lease for 1897. 16 354 acies of land, more or lets on Old River, known as the "Sbubroo Place," not far from Bavou Natebe Station. Bounded above by lands of L Dupleix, below by lands of Plauche For the homeseeker this is the cbanc« 17. 28« acres of hill land, being tb N> a of NE.^ of SE>£ of SE>^ Sec. S 1'. 9 R. 8. Accessible and well liai bered, 18. One lot of ground on Secern street, bounded above by lot of H. Kaf tie A Bro., East by 11. Kaffle A Bre. South by lot of J. A. Ducournau ant West by Second street, with a front e 104 feet, on said street and runuing bacor 284 feet for depth. Also another lot ef ground on Horn Street back of the Lily Hotel and Baptist Church. 19. Î interest 280 seres of land, being-the half t in 8W><[ of SEJi Sec. 33 T. I H. The XW^ of XE> 4 Sec. 15 T. 7 R. i ' ' " Yi of SE* r Natohlte I 8 . The NWJi of SEW and HEW of NEW and SWW ...... Sec. 4. T. 8 R, 8 Parish of cbes. 20. 106 acre» of land in Section 4 T. 7 R. 8. Also the NWW of Section S4 T. R 9. * 21. 281 acres of land in Sec. *1 T. f K. 8, and 64 acres In Sec. 9. T. — R. •. Also the well improved place known as the St. Amans Place, containing »hont 380 acre*. About 2)$ miles frero the town of Natchitoches. Subject te lease for 1897. Also the well improved place known as tie bale: *"ace on Cane River near the 24 mile b -y, containing about 409 ar| dipt. So -ct lo lease for 1897.