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Offi cial Jcu nal of the Parish of West Feliciana and School Board.
P b and Prop. ST. FPA NCISN LLE. AVEST 11 "ICTANA PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 18. VL. .---NO . COAL CARDS, , STONE, a o u Orts of this tli. of Fourth Cirieit. ri Cliiton, La. W. ], PI:.(Y. &- PERCY, ,. st "" IL'ir . in any c unrt in this aonk Buiidling. - LE, LOUISIANA.. eydert, S eelwri lit, dRepa ring a Specjalty. mains in my shpl) over wK sohl to p1ay cost. H STERN, Dealer in.... handise. cion With Store. and(l Mules for ,ale. a Guaranteed. STERN, toflHill. astrell, B, STOVES, WAGON 1i0E WOOlD WlRK. nishing Coods. O' V).OIN(; )lIAt. AI RAIES, S.SII, OORS, ETC. M, Allik, |i .... Tin Smith, SSand IlEETl1r.IIR g and Roofing ialaity. teed, Windsor, III, Proprietress. RD .... onth. Hingle Meal.; iiato : institute, LOUI,~IAs,, ('f this Jnstitu1tion her 1, 189' . 'lhe Sin e~ch depart yonng ladies dlesir flaoihed elucation. latittioU is nsnur aad catalogue ad (,TLETT, Pri,., Jackson, lda. ?T IOM, ., E LIlE~ 11031F," ent, and for that aareis tAflt ex ilrles ira its Soience and art, environments of 'hile the minl ' oot neglertedl noble woman. .. 0 D. · HIS LIVFE :FOR AN INSULT''. A River )iato I[nsults a New Orleans Lady and is Killed. 'Meagre reports were received in Cincinnati. 0., Thursday, of a terrible tight on board a steamboat on the Missisippi river, a short distance be low Ellis Landing, the result of a mate having iieed insulting language to a young lady from New Orleans. Three persons are reported dead- Second Mate Walker, a deckhand namiied Ste.art and A. F. Wilhoit, the young man who undertook to resent the insult. The young wotiann in the ease is said to he a Miss Evans, of a promi nent New O()rans family. She wished to haotl at Ellis Landing, and have her trunk put ashore there, where she was going to visit her uncle. I It is reported that the mate refused to land the baggage, and in doing so 1 used some very rough language to Mis , Evans. t A. F. Wilhoit, a passenger, regis- 1 tered from Cincinnati, who was on the upper deck at the time, happened to hear what the mate had said to Miss n Evans, and rushed down stairs in his ' shirt sleeves, demanding to know what j right the mate had to talk to the wo man as he did, and as a reply he was t struck over the head with a club in the hands of the mate, whereupon Wilhoit pulled out a revolver and shot Walker. Stewart. one of the deckihands, was approaching with an open knife to come to the assistance of the mate, whereupon Wilhoit, so the report says, also shot Stewart, after which Wilhoit jumped overboard. It is thought that he went under some coal barges as he was seen ao n more. i Stewart is shot through the abdo med and will not recover, and Walker is dead. Wilhoit's coat was foynd in his room, and it contained letters ad dressed to Alfred F. Wilhoit, Grayson, k Ky., where it is thought he has rela tives. Wilhoit wore a K. of P. button. k The uncle of Miss Evans is making a search for Wilhoit's body. i -- ;Irand Army Encampment Adjourns. "The thirtieth eycampment of the G. A. I. came to an\end Friday after one of the most succeesful meetings since ei the organization 4'as establiihed, in ti Illinois, a few months after the close of P' the war. The weather was the best de that could have been desired, just el rain enough to make marching and ! ni sight seeing; more eldurable, holding I a, off till Friday afternoon after adjourn- Ic ment. The crowds have greatly di mini shid, thousands starting for Iome or other parts of the northwest imame diately after the parade. The parsae, is: while smaller than many that have pre- al cceded it, was one of tht tst handled sc ones ever kuown and the veterans are ic all proud of the line marching appear- thi auce they made in St. Paul. The as- in sociated org nizations held full business pr nteetin.gs during the day. The ladies m of the G. A. R. elected the following to oflieers: Mrs. Catharine E. Humrt, of Louisville, nationalpresident; M3rs. A. 1. Anderson, Minneapolis, and IMrs. Sarah C. Masmn, Nebraska, vice-presi- be dents; iMrs. Flora George, of Washing- F1 ton, treasurer. Adjournment followed ol the election of oificers. At a meeting in of thie assuociation of survivors df the an Mlississippi marine brigade and ram on fleet, tlhe following officers were elected: ed Commauder, Maj. Geo. Q. White, St. 18 Paul; senior vice-commadider, Geo. H. fo: Barker, Kansas; treasurer, Capt. W. gr ). Crandall, St. Louis; secretary, F. W., D)ecoster, Miinnesota. Workmaan Killed.u .Tames Long. who resides on Con- H, stance street, hetween Poeyfarre and o )Delord, New Orleans, was instantly o killed while at work in the Whitney fro Iron Works iMonday afternoon at 2:30 sic o'cluck. Long was at work bIolting a inl spur wheel, and in doing so he must an have raised his head. As he did an- at other piece of machinery struck him Al: on the back of the head, crushing his yec skull and killing him instantly. No one saw the accident and it was some time before the unfortunate man was discovereid> Some of the workmen sh found Long anti covered the body. of The eoi~"iiti#as notified. After view ing the body Coroner LeMonnier gave fir a certificate of death from accidental fe killing, and the bh,dy was removed to the deceased's late home. "o Powder Plant Blown .Up. t Part of the ErquitabfPl P1~der Com- prle p)any's pant, four and a half miles lin east of Alton, Ill., blew up shortly wh ,efore 8 o'clcck Tuesday morning. th It is known three persons lost their t lives. The works took fire and a big storehouse was in imminent danger for a time. The shock of the explosiorn was felt for twenty miles and East Alton and Upper Alton buildings were dlamaged. In Alton many fancied an ga earthquake had come. The names of pr the men killed are: Henry Ricket, th Thomas Pepple, Henry Ilogers. A c second explosion of less intensity fol- Or lowed the first one.mi, ace A Sentence Commuted. thi Gov. Bradley, of Kentucky, Frida' au commuted the sentence of Anthony pro Alcom, the murderer who was to have tor been hanged at Standford, Ky., on o IMonday, to imprisonment for life. te Iat .EWSY ITEMS OF INTEREST, Condensed into Short and Pithy Paragraphs , For Our Subscribers. STAFF OFFICERS' COMMISSIONS SIGNED d Mr. lPatton's Accounts-Shooting Af fray at Baton Rouge-Nude Hody it Found Floating-Additional Notar is ies Public Appointed. i Negro Ctrimhinal Arrested. s Constable . L. Stewart, of La mI lourie ward, brought to Alexandria d Saturday and lodged in jail a negro o named Peter Henry, who is charged w ith larceny, and also violation of con tract, le was arrested in Avoyellel parish. e 'Joseph Andre Acquitteld. A preliminary examination was held e at Colfax Saturday by Judge Mecham Sin the Case of Joseph Andre, charged t with shooting with intent to kill and murder. The whole day was spent in the examination of witnseses. The ac cused was honorably discharged. Negro Accidentally Killed. A negro by the name of Robert Logan was accidentally killed Thurs day on Hart's Island plantation, near Shreveport. He was engaged in press ing cotton, and was arranging the cot ton when the press was let down, mangling him in a most horrible man ner. . MIan and Woman Shot. News has just reached Tangipahoa that Wright Wilson had killed Dudley R icks; also a negro woman. Ricks killed his own brother a short time ago and was a dangerous man. lie has kept the county terrorized for several years. Full particulars have not been obtained. Wilson was also slightly wounded. Nude Body Found Flotling. The body of a young white woman, entirely nude, was found floating in the liver nr near orville, in the lower portion of Concordia parish, Wednes (lay. The head was crushed and the evidence strong that the woman was nurdered. She bing nude there wasw nothing about the body by which she could be identified. New Tealchers. The school boar-d (if Abbeville par ish met at Abbeviile, Satur-day, and appointed teachers for the public schools of the parish for the ensuing year. Ahbtlville high school will have the following instructors: [Male depart •ment, Prof. 31. H. Pickard; female de partment, Miss: Maggie Price, and pri mary department, Miss Lilla Single. ton. Two Pardons Granted. Upon the recommendation of the board of pardons of Louisiana, Gov, Foster has signed the ptardons of Nich olas Liviochi, convicted of horse steal ing in St. Martin parish Jan. :0), 1898, and sntenced to the penitentiary for one year, and of Tom Vaughn, convict ed of burglary in G(irat parish Oct. 1, 1892, and sentenced to the penitentiary for seven years, full pardons being granted in both cases. Mangled in a Cotton Gin.h A. Perrileux, aged about fifty years was killed while working in the gin of Henry Cohn, at Port Allen, West Bat on Rouge, Saturday morning. At 6 i o'clock he attempted to clean the moats from under the gin stand, when his sleeve caught, dragging his right arm into the saws and terribly lacerating arm, head and bdy. Death resulted at 11 o'clock. Perriloux came to Port 1 Allen from Bayou Lafourche about two , years ago. He leaves a wife. Shootina Affray in Baton Rouge. ] About 7 o'clock Thursday evening a f shooting affray occurred at the corner of North Boulevard and Third streets, i in Baton Rouge. Eleven shots were fired in quick succession. Within a i few minutes a large croYd had assem bled at the Boulevard saloon, kept by John O'Connor, when it was learned that the shooting was between the proprietor and J. H. Kiblinger, the c leadinE undertaker of the city. Kib- o linger was shot through the left arm, which Was broken, the ball penetrating c the left breast and upper lobe of the lung, causing hemorrhage. The wound e a considered extremely dangerous. e MIr. Patton's Accounts. t W. W. Heard Thursday morning i gave the following statement to the press: "At the time of the death of the late Hon. W. T. Patton, State tax collector of the fourth district of New Orleans, it was rumored that there might possibly be some error in his r accounts with the State. In justice to i I the memory of MIr. Patton, the State I auditor, Hon. W. W. Heard, deems it i proper to state publicly that Mr. Pat- t ton was a most prompt and efficient c if.icir and thait all his accounts witi 5a the State were in splendid conditio:(n d I at the time of his death and have Einee been linal]y closed by the payment of I less than $200. Shooting Affray hIetween Negroes. S A shootliLg affiiray took place at Ray ville, Saturday about noon, between Dan Fleming and Harmon Griffin, both colored. Four or tive shots were tired. Fleming was struck in the right arm, the hall passing through it and enter ing the side just under the shoulder blade. The wolnted mlan ran soltle distance and fell ii: Morgau's billiard room, where he died in ia few minutes. y Griffin was placed under arrest by Deputy Sheriff Wright, and is now in jail. The origin of the difticulty is unknown. Coroner Beasley held an Sinquest over Flemiug's body, and the jury rendered a verdict in accordance IWith lhe above. Ihp:'rtant PubliC Business. The police jury of Ascension parish met in D)onaldsonville, Wednesday, and transaeted considerable business of importance. The budget of ap proximate expenses for the current a1r was adopted, aggregating $20, I 000, which includes $3,500 for the 1 pnblic.schools and $2,500 for the jail 1 improvement fund. The committee 1 of public works was empowered to en I ter into a contract with the represen - tatives of the Pauly Jail Company, of St. Lomis, to renovate and reconstruct the parish jail, at an approximate cost of $5,800, and $250 was appropriated I to assist the Donaldsonville tire depart ment in liquidating the balance due on the 1,200 feet of fire hose purchased two years ago. Additional Notaries Public Appointed. Under the act of the legitlature of 1891; authorizing the appointment of fifty additional notaries public for the City of New Orleans and parish of Or leans, Gov. Foster Thursday made the following appointments: Jas. McCon nell, to succeed himself; E. J. Sey mour, Geo. Montgomery, Geo. Baldy, Emile Ponmes, J. D. Kiernan, P. J. Patorn,, IR. L. Tullis, J. Maximo i Queyrouze, C. J. Collis,E. L. Simonds, Chas. Forman, (Geo. W. Flynn, R. J. LeGardeur, A. J. Cohill, John Watt, E. A. ('Sallivan, G G(. Kronenberger, Chas. Rlt.sen, W. J. Formento, J. D. eguin, W. G. hRogers, Robert Segier, Ernest T. Florance and Winm. K. Horn. Gov. Foster has appointed Win. lt. Ross and Wm. B. Atkens constables, seventh ward, Sabine parish; W. W. Ward, snrveyor, ind C W. W. Blaker, in Sjpector of weighlts and measures, Union parish. Staff' Om]eers' Coinmissions. ':The goverlor has signed the com nlissios o," the following staff' officers jof the Stato Nationadl Guard: Thomas Fletcher Bell, brigadier general and j"u!gec advocate general of the State of Louisiana; John Baptiste Vinet, brig adier general and chief of ordnance; Etienne Pierre Cottreaux, brigadier general and quartermaster general; John 1McGrath, brigadier general and commissary general; C. L. Walker, colonel and A. D. C.; William W. Crane, colonel and A. D. C.; Henry (G. Hester, colonel and A. D. C.; Winm. K. Horn, lieutenant colonel and A. D. C.; Isaac Bogart Ellis, lieutenant colonel and A. D). C.; Rene Couturie, lieuten- I ant colonel and A. D). C.; J. D. An drews, lieutenant colonel and A. D). C.; e George I. Vennard, lieutenant cal- j ionel and A. ). C. ; C. L. Widney, ma- a jor andi A. D. C.; Henry Miaspero, ii major and A. D. C.; G. S. Kausleri, 1 major and A. D. C.; Maurice Gener- I elly, major and A. D. C.; L. P. Vinet, h major andi A. I). C. The adjutant a general's office is in receipt of the , colors of the First regiment infantry, e sent by the war department, on which L is insoribed:. "First Regiment Infan- 0 try, Louisiana State National Guard." a A Concehman's Double Crime. Wmin. Moran, coachman for Judge a Wendell, of, New York, whose summer u home is at Saddle Rock, N. J., shot , and killed Mr. Dowling of New York, d a guest of the Wendells, and then v committed suicide, Monday afternoon. t It is said that Mr. Dowling was the favored suitor of one of Judge Wen dell's family. The coachman, who has long been in the family and who was not treated like the other servants, is said to have gone mad with love for the same young woman. The Detroit's Commander Dead. Commander John Stark Newell, commander of the United States arm ored cruiser Detroit, died in Seattle. Washington, Thursday, from anaemic a condition of the blood. His remains were sent to New York city Friday evening. Capt. Newell's illness was contracted while undergoing privations in connection with his labors as repre sentative of the United States in the investigation of the massacre of mis sionaries at Kiepsin, Central China. Wheelmen Collide. Nat Butler, J. P. Bliss and C. Rb Newton had a collision in the bicycle races at Springfield, Mass., Tuesday. Butler's collar-bone was broken agil he o was bruised. The others were seiligitly injured. Butler is held responsible for the accident. Eddy Bald failed to pro cure a place in the one mile profes s:onal record. Sanger also sailed to draw a place in the handicap events. No final heats were run Tuesday. People of Hawaii Want Annexation. H. G. Whitney, ex-postmaster-gen eral of the Hlawaiian islands, who has just arrived at Seattle, Wash., reports a strong feeling for annexation on the islands and says it is greatly intensi fied through the belief that should Hawaii be annexed the country would be more settled. By what is known as the existing treaty, entered into with Japan thirteen years ago, Japan ese may pour into the island in un limited numbers. They now number 25,000, and are coming, Mr. Whitney says, at the alarming rate of 3,000 a year. He. thinks it is a question of years until the Japanese will outnum ber the natives and naturalized pop. ulation, and, in that case, would cause serious trouble. They are already demanding the rights of franchise, which, by treaty, is conferred upon them as soon as they can read and write the English language. Kidnappers Arresred. Mrs. Grace Gamo, the wife of D. D. Gamo, formerly local agent of the Scribner publishing company; her father, G. A. Kraft, who is with the Western Union Telegraph Companyin New York City, and Gen. E. Dearborn, a clerk, who kidnapped the two young children of VMr. Gamo and escaped on a Chicago-bound train, were arrested at Glasgow, 3Mo., and will be brought to Kansas City, Mo., for trial. A warrant was Thlunsday sworn out for Mirs. Gamo on the charge of adultery, and one each against Kraft and Dear born, charging felonious assault. Saw 3Itl Burned. The saw mill of Mrs. A. R. Fiee man, with half a million feet of lum ber, was destroyed by fire at Leggett, Tex. The loss was $25,000; no in Surance. The mill is to be rebuilt at once. Fugitive Murderer Arrested. Deputy Sheriff HenryCole, Monday, surprised and arrested Newberne Thrasher, brother of the.noted outlaw, Bart 'Thrasher, at Birmingham, Aa. Newberne is wanted for murder. Dynamilte Scaire in lhAIilou. London, Eng., now has a "bomb outrage" to discuss. At about 11 o'clock last Mobday night an un known man threw a clumsily con structed bomb into the premises of Farmer & Brindley, the marble ma sons and sculjptors of No. 63 West minster bridge road. The missile exploded and the report caused a large crowd of people to assemble about the vicinity. The police investigation which followed, showed that no serious damage was done. An empty tin can with its ends blown out was found near the spot where the "bomb" exploded and a man shortly after the explosion, was seen rulning away from the neigh borhood. 'l'Th police are investigating the myslery, which is believed to be nothing moie than the result of fool ish, petty spite upon the part of a dis charged employe. A $200,000 FIre. Fire late Thursday night destroyed the immense tive-story brick plow foundry andl implement factory of S. IR. White & Bro., at No. 216 Water street, and the Union stockyards, on the east side of Nebraska street, Nor folk, Va. The brisk wind blowing scattered the sparks in every direction and destroyed a number of dwelling houses. One hundred families resid ing in the first district have been made homeless and houseless by the confla gration. Twenty-five houses were de stroyed in all, atnd the total less was $200,000. Ottoman Bank Robber* Wanted. The port has asked for the extradi tion of the men detained at Marseilles, France, who were implicated in the attempted loot of the Ottoman Bank at Constantinople, but it is believed that the request will not be granted. The culprits claim to have received their safe conduct. O11 Mlill Destroyed by Fire. The oil mill at Taylor, Tex., to tether with a large quantity of seed, nws b)urned Thnrdary, The loss was 2t.05to;.; partially insured. IS. M t.('. LAwUAs ON. i're A. 'TJ'Ea l , Vi,'"e-PI.'.. E. .1. Lur. Cashier. BANK OF WEST FELICIANA, ....ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.... Cash Capital, - - - $25,000. Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent1 Exchange bought and i sol. Prompt service gzaranulteced. Your business is solicited. Baink hor ls fron 9 a.m. to : p.m. I)i ECT'rol:s:.-E. J. Buck, S. TeoCC.L t W -en;,. .skitolph Teutt.e4, 0. 1). IBrooks, 1): P. lhil ourueiýa 44tn Jaeitke, Mr:1 J. Newsham, Robert Daniel, T. W. 1tnthr. RIVIIlSlI, PHAMIIACY, ROYA>h PHIA'lMA(CV, ayou a,' La. $;, Fraecisvi(e, 11a. F. M. Mumford, M.D., .....)1E ALERI , IN..... DRUGS AND CHEMICALS, .....Perfumery, Toilet Artiecles, SoaIs anld Brushes..... Fine Stationery & Blank Boos, ..... PENS, INiK ancit P'ENC'lL ..... 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