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Official Journal of the Parish of West Felllana and School Board.
W, W.LEAKE, Jr., Pub, and Prop, ST.,K;IVIL S FLICK
.__/ ST. NCISYILE, WEST FHLICIANA ]ARISIl, LA., SATUIIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1897. -VOL. 5.--NO. 4
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l lJ Prowel, John H. Stono,
St. Fnt nc:ville. Clinton, La.
SPOWELL & STONE,
attorneys - at Latw,
St. Francisville, La.
g, sPLr. w. R. PERCY,
SEMPLE & PERCY,.
* ttorneys - at - Law.
Will practice in .any court in this
-Office in BSuk Building.
SFRANCISVILLE, LO UISIANA.
DR. A.' F. BARRO3W,
Physician and Surgeon.
St. Francisville, La.
Ofieen Leako building. Telephone
'dls answered from either Kilbournt's
Sr0f4mfordc's drug stores.
DR. H. LOFTON,
DENTI S T.
Crown and Bridge .Work
Willbein St. Fraucisville on the lst
d in Clinton on thou15th of each
SIDNEY POWELL, D.D.S.,I
$Frncisvilie, - Louisiana,
Is prepared to do all work in
hi line. Office at residence.
. TI Gastrell, h
H IARDWARE, STOTES, WAGON
sad CARRItGE WOOD WORK.
Slouse Furnishing Goods.
SOPE, WOOD), ~OWING .A. S
CIINES, HAY RAKES, SASII,
BLINDS, DOCOS3, ETC.
JOSEPH STER , tr
i l' Stlb!eii l Co~r;!ciioul Wilh Store,
alupply of Horses nrd M:ules for sale.
satisaction, Guaranteed. a'
Foot of Pill. lon(
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SL,.P KILBOULSR, ,
. and Chemist, .
ofet Royal and Prosperity Stroets,
It: Frauclsville, La.
aecriptions carefuily compounded.
l6ee selection of Drugs, Patent
' Medicines, and Notions.
nh Carden Seed on Hand 101
T* W. RAYNH 9AM.
Doors and Dressed Lumber kept
constantly on hand at shop, By t
e tO Suit the Times.
OtNew 0rleans, La. j.
p:...l .. .. .. 300,000
· .. ......... 625,000
S8tj jponoes. Saw M1ills, Coun
l . M ellng ouses 'TIr
; 'S. A' . 8Address,
;~L5.tgaJ:g, Jr,, Local 1 O~
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. .JACKSON, LOUISIANA..,
The 48th session of 'this Institution
will open September 1, 1896. The
members of the Faculty are ladies of
culture. SruIclALLsS in each depart
ment. Superior advantages are there
by offered to those yonug ladies desir
ing a thorough:and ilnished education.
The health of the Institution is unsur
For particulars and catalogue ad
MISS L. J CATLETT, Prin.,
"HOME SWEET HOME,
TI1IEIE'S 0O PLACE LIKE HOME,"
Is a universal sentiment, and for that
reason doubly well named is that ex
To the young ladies and girls in its
charge it gives the advantages of in
struction in literature, science and art,
combined with all the environments "of
. a refined home; so that while the mind
is cultivated the heart is not neglepted
in learning the ways of noble woman
For catalogue and terms, apply to
MIdSS SOPHIE B. WRIGHT, Prin..
1456 Camp Street, Now Orleans, La.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL,
NATCH ITOCHES, LA.
Maintained by the State for the
trainining of teachers. Affords thorough
l,retartion for the profession of teach
ing; full course of academic study,
practical training in the art of teach-.
ilg, one year of daily practice in
model schools under guidance of skill
ed training teachers. Class work ex
ernplifies the best of modern thought
in matter and method of instruction.
Diploma entitles griduate to teach in
auny public school of Louisiana without
Tuition free to students who teach
one year after graduation. Entire ex
pense for session of eight month, $110.
Twelfth annual session begins Oct.
For catalogue write to
1B. 0. CALDWELL, Pres.
MRS. F. M. DAVIDSON, Prop.
Bo rd by Day,Week or Month.
TERMS, $1.j50 PER DAY.
MIonthly rates made on application,
Locatiou, central. Surround
ings, pleasant. Tran
Eank Building, St. Francisville, Lou'si'na.
.....SLAU8H TER, LA,,,,,
Mrs. J, O. Howell, Proprietress.
By the day .or month. Single Meals
.....BAYOU SARA, LA.....
LOCIK and. GUiNSMIITII,
Boiler and Gin Stand Repairing a Spealalty.
All work that retrins in my shop over
90 days Hill bhsold to pay cost.
J. G. DEVIEM,
....St: Fraucisvlfle, La....
Practical Tin Smith,
COPPRR and SHEET.IROMO
'Fi : ttring and Roofing'
iWAll word ga"ao.teed. ,
s; .EEWSY ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Condensed into Short and Pithy Paragraphs
For Our Subscribers.
EX-SHERIFF KIRKLAND REPORTED SHORT,
.ho Mooringsport Struck by a Cyclone-
Irt- Thue Wreek of the Volante--Shot
re- .F'rom Ambush--Honors for Consul
Honors for Consul l)'Auglatle.
d- )1. lo:c3oront, d'Anglade, consul for
Prance, iat New Orleans, has befii
mnade a cievalier of thu Legion of
An Orleaulaan Cornunits Spickle.
A Richards, of New Orleans, s ork
," illg at Dunkie, La., for the Avoyclles
Compress Company under C. A. Con
arad, committed suicide by cutting his
Bx' throat Thursday night about 9 o'clock.
Gov. Foster has appointed Benjamin
R. Jacobs justice of the peace for the
eighth ward of Caddo pari.sh, vice Pas
col Somepo resigned, and Morris W.
Stroman, constable of seventh ward,
West Baton Rouge, vice William Lips
Ut known Body hound Floating.
ite The body of an unknown white
man was found floating in the river un
der the wharf at the head of Custom.
tf house street, at New Orleans, Satur
ad day afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, by Tom
ed Mitchell, the night watchman of the
Selevators on the levee. The body was
removed to the m,)rgue in the patrol
wagon, and the coronor notified.
.a. State Funds 311ssang.
It was reported in Baton Rouge tan
Thursday that Mr. Louis Kirkland, cx
Ssherif' and tax collector of West Ba
ton Rouge parish, was short in his ac- i
counts something over. $9,000. Mr. i
Kirklanud was first elected to this re
he sponsible position and entered upon
the discharge of his duties in Febru
h- ary, 1808, and se.ved gonsecutively for i
3, :ixteen years., He has always been c
h. looked upon as a gentleman of unita
in peachablle chamrcr. .
e United States Lund Office.
i. Receiver. of Public Moneys Johnbton
,a , l ieg~ister Brumley, in Nei
it Orlerans, of the Unite:l ,tates r
Land Officee, closed the business t
of the year on December 31st with v
the quarterly report., It elnbraces
sixIy-tix cash entries, 203 'homestead
tlentries, 212 final homestead proofs,
four timber culture entries,' two State
S:elcctions and two railroad sle(ctions, i
making a total of 519 receipts issued ti
by these oflices during the past quar
Slhot from Ambush.
It is reported that Mr. James White,
who lives near Big Colyell, in Livin !
hton parish, .and his twelve-year.-oid. t
son were firgd upon by an assassin ot
while out turkey hunting Wednesday
morning and badly woaudeld, the boy
Sperhitps.faalvly. Melville tGarig andl
another genctleman were in Bi3aton
R1oug., Thursday, for the purpdse of Ei
obtaining blond'ioinde an l the co
operation of *the offlicers in running. ,
down the asfnssins. Itis thought, this
tragedy is the outcome of the Hood
The Wrck of The Volante. ,
, A day or two ago the yacht Volante, h.
which sailed from the port of New Or- i;
Sleans some weeks ago, was wreck d on :ie
the jetties at thle mouith of Calcasien Si
river. The craft was bound for Gal- lx
v ston, anld was coastip6g alongat night.
It was very darlk, and the man ori
watch did not see the object until the
bow had been stalovo in. Captain t
Pirce, the owner, claimed there was
no light on the wor.s. MaIj. Quiun, N
the army engineerin charge of the lo
lighthouse section, stated Saturday th
thatthese jetties were not completed, u
and the government did not require a o
light: He added if the yachtsmen had ba
.rad .he otice 'to mariners they would an
1haye krt o t to sea and the accident .
woUbi nu:t have occurred. The water i
at tkh~ end of the jetties is but I or 5 f
fit liel, and vessels should not have le
sailetl ini sa close. E y
. Cylone in ,Moor(inispurt. A
:A e:,clon fltb'the Southwest strucki '
aud almnostf:l 'itrially dcnolihed the ,
town of MIooringspdrt, just north of
Shrcvueport,, 8 ,ir,tday at 3:45 p. m.
Over .'wenty 'dwellings were blown
do~h' an oniy seven biiildinrs are leftl a
rntict. Four ierks were killed and O)(
twentv wounlded. 'Three of the wonud- de]
ed .will probably die. The .cyclone ume
came sfid oenly, and hasted only about pa
bne minute. The following houses the
were desiroved: W. H. Croodlro. - tha
eery and.cotton warehouses, deptroybdi' cor
main st re adI ;residelnce .safe; Iry's sif
.rocerv; Pain¶A :saloona Fuller's resi- cqi
dence, Christian's store, warehouse, nea
residence and tenaft house; Mhrgan'ds ni
resi~ence, Milan's rtsidtence ·Fank' tim,
Ivy's residence, Goodman's residen, I Dec
P.A. Seat's'residence, Mehoddist 'par- w
house; 0. V. Aikpn's residence
Croom's stable and smokehouse. The
only houses left uninjured are: Mrs.
C. S. Croom's residence, J. S. Noel's
store and residence, the Methodist
church, Mrs. Caldwell's residence, W.
H..I1i Croom's main store and resi
dence at the depot.
Ma0yor and Council Inspect the City.
Friday evening.. Mayor R. N. Mce
Kellar, and the. city council of
Shrevi-nort,.met at the health olftie,
and with Dr. J. C'. Egan and the
members of the board of health ant
represcntatives of the press were driver
in carriag"es about the city to note the
improvements in progress. The most
noticablle is the fine block on Mi:n'
- street 'lid with vitrifidd brick, being
lqual t6 the finest-in the'United States.
1(4a returning to the city hall, Mayoi
MacKellar was presented with a :gold,
headed cane and a pair of gold cutl
buttons, with a dimond set, and City
Engineer Htephurn was the recipient of
9 fine gold-headed cane, these tokens
being presented by their friends and
admirers through Hon. E. HI. Ran
dolph, who made appropriate talks, to
which the mayor and city engineer
. A Cruiser Sold to Japan.
The correspomlent. of the New York
Herald in Rio Janeiro,. BraSil, tele
graphed, §aturday, that "the govern
ment has sold' the cruiser Almiranto
Barroso to Japan. The Brazilian gove
erinent has accepted proposals from
an American firm fqr a supply of coal
for the navy. A serious election en
counter occurred in the Cameos dis
trict, State of Rio de Janeiro. The
conflict was between the local police
and federal troops dispatched to the
district to see that fair elections were
held. The fight lasted some time, and
many were killed and wuounded. Act
ing-: eaidant Periera will issue, in the
official journal, Monday, a declaration
that he has the right, under the con
stitution, to act in his executive capac
ity without consulting his ministers.
It is posmible that the cabinet will re
si:n,. ! is semi-oflfcially stated that
in the present crisis President Moraens
may resume office."
President Fiaure's Reception.
, Baron aon Mobretiheim,, the Russian
ambassador, as,deanu bf the diplonmatic
corpps, was the spokesman at teio New
Yeari's greeting extended by that body
to President Panre, of France, at .the
Elysee palance in Paris. The ambaosa
dor paid a tribute to tlih co-oeratiol0
of Fran e in the maintenance of the
w orldl's.ý"fiee, and 4he- ireoident, in
reply, said rht rejoiced at his "just and
eloquent appreciation of the work of
the republic and, the sentiments by
which its policy was inspired." M.
Fnaure also remarked thttt he eo:n
curred in the confidence expressed in
the future andl concluded by saying:
"T'he assistance of Frano will never
he wanting in the work of uuniting art
tions and governments in the common
aim of justice, generous sympathy and
Ieo;rvy !:obbrtere) s at 1rr's.
A whole.:de conspiracy, hitving for
its oll~j,rt the systematic robbery of
one .t the large departmeOat ,tores in
7t. lroui , Isol, e.ntered intocint men.
cnrlullty car.iertl ou :for a ninlber ,
.v.1rs by emplhye. of the firm, hlc
! . e t'xpoedl in the arrest and tonfds-.
sio,: ocf six empl.ycs. The fiirm is the
Wlu:liaim iarr Com~npny, and" the lo:ic
:t'il amountto thous,,nd of ldollarq
the eou~spiray, it is said, will include
a number of employes of the firm, be
sides those at present under arrest, to
gethpr withi a number:of individuala
,utside. the n'imt a (,f the men who
hirve been a;irested are Cassius Eng
e!sh, P. J. Ltee, Williram Haupt, WeFr.
lacks, Wm, McFirland and Luther
Shobe. All of the meneu are yoaung,
bet\ween tlhe.ages of 21 and 33 years.
Teachers in a Wre~lk.
A passenger\ train on the Kenkuk &
WVestern, southbound, was wrecked
Friday morning two miles south of
Norwalk, Iowa. It was a hea y train,
loaded with teachers going home from
the State association. ¶he ground
nuder the track was softened by rain
so the rails spread. One coach andt
baggage car were -turned upside down
and others tipped over. .Several pas
sengers were: brused., Eugene .iphi~p
man, o son OfDr. R. Ui.C1apman,
f Des Moi esl was serioiy cut in
left tein j ..ed? d uCa nductor
lid Caye A wg y huat.
L relief " on Des
\Ioines to &liti 14 t e
The St. "Paul .-i,
auk, a State instttitnot 4 a't. ,
'00, did not open 'd- busindes~"i-o
iay morning, but annoupdeiietasgign
enantto Peter i.t KSr - Mhi hA1mte
cast yehr or two has beenc:'ashie of
he bank. The annibancment stated
hat tiis action' was taken after full
onsideration g 1 aithe, phases of the
ifitaiton, a t was tfel ed best for all
!heerned.- 'The bank stad a tun of
early two Weeks, its diptore begin
ihg to withdraw their acedoint atthe
ime the Bank of Minnuesota closed on
Jee. 22. The last 6ffitial.. tatement.
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I XM Lrwagso;, Pros, T i. Tuuo, Vioe-Pree. 1. De, OI L
BANK OF WEST FELICIANA,
.,.ST. FRANC'ISVILLE, LAA.,.
Cash Capital, . - $25,000.
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent
Exchange bought and Fold. Pronmpt servico guaranteed. Yr T1msins i
solicited. ]hank ihonur from 9 u.m. to 3 p.m.
DrREcrons:-E. J. B3uck, 8. McO, Lawrason, Adolph T~uttrh, O, D.
lrooks, L. P. Kilbourne, Jarmes Leake, M. D.; John ,zIrvi~,s, r.; E. L.
Newbham, Robert, Dauiel, T. W. Bntlter.
F. M. MMumford, M.D.,
DRUGS "AND oHEMICALS,
....Perfunlery, Toilet Articles, Soaps and Br1uheE.....
Fine Stationery & Blank Book~,
.....PENS, INK and PENCIJS.....
CUTLERY, NOVELTIES and FANCY COODS,
CIGARtG' and 'TO3ACCO.
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY Cl~EPOUNDED,
Agency of F. Hammer & Company's IREADY.
NEVW 6ODS I NEW PRICES I
S...BATON ROtUCE, LA..
For tho Fall nrd Winter Tra.ýe we have 8o
Senrced'thf e finest %election eveur e &v n i thfuie parz
of the Stat Aof
Diameonls, W,tli" k Cloth, JieltY;.-'
Ofical . oodsr, and "Silverare,
AT THE- VERY LOWEST MARKET PRICE! I
We cald will sell lower than ny ]imne in the South. 'We give a per
sonal guarantee on all goods bought of us. Country a-rd+ý1 .aoticited and
promptly attended to.
Fine, Watlc Repairing and Engraving a Siic .y,.
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A Few Words .
With You About Clothes........
We have one thousand Suite of Men'es Fn ~ iMag j l
from the tailor's hands, new and .up4to0-at4 ra-- Oaa
fit your figure as well as your pureo.
OUR STY-ES ARE EXCLUSIVE I
'Not to be found erlsewhere. Our oprices a frog S5.00
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