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Official Journal of the Parish of West Feliciana and School Board.
... -W. LEAKE, Jr., Pub. and Prop. ST. FRANCIS. IIE, WEST F 'LICIINiA PARISH, LA., SATIURIDAY, .JANIARY 23,1897. VOL. 4,--t L
9.
oferssional arbsa .
uýanel J. Powell, John H. Stone, {
St. Franlsvillo. Clinton, La.
POWELL & STONE,
S.ttov'ney 3' - a - Law-,
St..lra~et  evile, La.
Zo:T. sE3tLn. W . f. PEnCY,
SEMPLE &. PERCY,
&ttorncys - -- at -- Law.
Will practtitce in a.ny court in this
d ,itriot.
-Offlce in Bank Enilding.-- .
T. FRA CISVILLL, LOUISIANA.
DR. A. F. :.ARROW,
Physician and Surgeon,
St. Franeisville, La.
Ofilce in Leaks building. Telepbone
calls icttswered from either Kilbourne's
or Mumford's drug stores.
DR. H. LOFTON,
DENTIST.
Crown aid Berig,'e Work
a Spccilty. i
Will be in St. Fatn'isvillo on the 1st
and in Clinton on thl 15th of endh
month. _
SIDNEfiE  QVWJ LL, D.D.S.,
t. Francisvilie, L - Louisiana,
In prepnred to do all work in
his line.. Office at residaoq n e
A. T, Gastrell
HARIDWA ICE, S TOVES, WAXGON
and CARRIAGE WOOD WORK.
House Furnishing Coods.
ROPE, WOODSY IOWING IMA.
CHIIINEt, hAY RuKES, SASH,
BLINDS, DOORS, ETC.
JOSEPH STERN,
....Dealer in...,
renera1
S Verchandise.
A'iUery Stabe in Connection With Store.
A supply of HlorsEs and Mules for sale.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
JOS. STERN,
Foot of 11i1l.
L. P, KIL OURNE,
Druggist
r,•qie Royalt and Prospenrtly Streets,
St. randcishoile, la.
Prercriptions carefully compounded.
Choice selection of .Drugs, Patent
Medicines, and Notions.
fresh Carden Seed on Hand
T. W. RAYNHAM.
Contralctor
and Builder.
1a, Doors and )IDrossed Lum er k~p
"constantly on hand a~hop,
near esidcnce,
"Prlee to Suit the Times.
Southern
Insurance.
Company
Of New Orleans, La.
, e capital..... . ..... ..$300.,000
e aet. t..a ....... . ..... 625,000
I Prm Ootlyg y
Baures Gin Rouses, Saw Mills, Coun
try Stores, Dwelling Housea
and Barns. Address,
1 W. Leake, Jrli,, Local . Agent,
-. : · · ·
Slls a tollcgs. JI
Feliciana
Female Coellelata
ins!itute, ]
,..JACKSON, LOUit>;.IANA,.;.
Thio 438th sesion of this Institution
will open September 1, 1896. Tlho
members of the Faenity are ladies of
culture. SrEClCIALs.-: in , ch depart
ment. Superoir ads::nt:ges are there
by offered to those young ladies desir
ing a thorough and tinished education.
The health of the Institution is ulpsur"
passed.
For particulara and catalogue ad
drees,
MISS L. J CATLETT, Prin.,
Jaekson, La,
"HOME SWEET HOME,
THERE'S 0 PLACE LIKE HOnME,"
Is a universal sentiment, and for that
reason doubly well named is that ex
cellent School,
The
To the youngn ladies and girls in its
chargo it gives thii advaintages of in
struction in literature, science and art,
combined vgith all the environments of
a refined home; so that while the mind
is cultivated the heart is not neglected
in learning the ways of noble woman
hood.
For catalogue and terms, apply to
MISS SOPHIE B. WaIGHT, Prin.,
1456 Camp Street; New Orloans, La.
STATE NORSMAL ICiOOL,
NATCHITOCHES, LA.
Maintained by the State for the
training of teachers. Affords thorough
preparation for the profession of tiach
ing; full course of academic study,
practical training in the art of teach
ing, one year of daily practice in
model schools under guidance of skill
ed training teachers., Class work ex
emplifies the best of modern thought
iii matter and m~thod of instructi6n.
Diploma entitles gradiuite to teach in
any public school o:Louisiana without
examination. -:
Tuition freo."to 'stud nts who teach
one year after graduation. Entire ex
pense for session of eight month, $11.0.
Twelfth annuli session begins Oct.
1, 189£.
For catalogue write to
, B. C. CLDW1ELI,, Pres,.
BANK HOTEL,
11a.8. F. L DAVIDSON, Prop,
Boal by Oay,Woek or MontI,
TEtRMS, $1.50 PER IDAY.
Monthly rates made on application.
Location, central. Surround
ings, pleasant. Tran
sients solicited.
eank Building, St,. Francisville, Lcu sina,
Hotel Windsor,
.....SLAU IER, LA..,..
mrs. J, 0. l.owll, Proprietress.
....BOARD$....
By the day or month. Single .Meals
Furnished; *
....BAYOU SARA , LA.....
Blacksmith anl WPle fht,
LOCK and GU-S3IITIJ,
Boiler and Gin Stand Repa!ring a Specialtt,.
All work that remains in my shop over
90 da<sve ill be sold to pay cost.
J7. G DIE1IM,
.. St, Francisrilldi Iml...
Practical Tin Smith, ...
COPPER and SHET-IRONi
.WORKER. ::
Tin Cuttering and Roofling
, a 8peclalty.
WirU lwo~~ rgurantwed.
NEWSY ITEMS OF INTEREST:
Condensld into.Short and Pithy Paragraphs
For Our Subscribers.
TAX COLLECTORS MAKE SETTLEiElT,
Abbeville to Celebrate Mardi Gras-
Gubernatorial Appulutients- Run
Down by a Switch Engine-Store
and Re:ldence Burned.
To Have Electric Lights.
A well developed movement iR on
foot for tke erection of an electrielight
plant, and is meeting with considerable
encouragement from the citizeps -of
Jeanerette. It will be a home affair.
Tax Collectors Settle With Auditor.
. The tax collectors of Calcasieu, 'rer
reboune, Webster, '2'angipahoa, Grant,
Do Hotroh, Union, Jackson and Cameron
parishes have settled with the auditor
for the fourth quarter of last year and
the coll.ctlor 6f the fourih district of
Orle:.:ia for the month of Decumber.
Co:. 8eunis E.ected,
At a mel in~g of the ('rescet City
railroad htOirvl of directors F riday,
held at tl.e oiice of ihe company, No.
(20 Ctal stNe,, New Orleans, Cal. J.
C. lDe1:7i-; vws ,iected presiden, in
pl,:ce of u.rr. R1. M. Wahnlmshey, resigVned.
Ml:r.. . M.'W: amsley was elected pres
idthnt pro tent.
iRun Dow. by a Switch /'fr.gine.
A team owned by John C. Crimea
was.run down by a switch engine of
the Southern Pacific road Saturday at
the head of Crossuan street, )New Or
leans. The float was damaged to the
extent of 3 and one of the mules
was slightly hurt.; The train was in
charge of Engineer John Mullen and
the team was driven by John McLane.
To Celebrate Mardi Gras.
At a meeting of the board of trade
of Abbeville, Friday night, the mem
bers organized a guarantee association
for.the celebration of Mardi Gras. As
the display is expected to surpass that
of former years the subscription has
been made higher. The board of
trade will give several' entertainments
to iScure additional funds.
31"11 Burned.
.The Drew & Powell mill at Lake
'Clarlesaras entirely'destroyed by fire
Saturday night., The blaze originated
from a spark falling on the roof com
ing from the slr.b pit. Thea fire was
discovered by some mill hands at about
12 o'clock, b;lt .)before any effective
work could be done half 'of the struoc
tute was con°uumed.
A ro:,perousuantc,
At the a:nnual,rI:e.,i f the 3Bak
of Jeaueret:rot, he .'folving' were
elected d ficltos for %ae ensuing yesr:
H(n. A.1 Mou1fn,'l , JO. . ;Provo t,
Gr:ville, Leotirank a'k aýir W: orm
ser. The olcers elepted ,were A. L.
Mopnot, prodeiit J,. A. Provost,
vice-pr.erfw2t;, A). ..Foster, cashier;
A. J. D)'uhmct, as~istont cashier. The
banllk dela eot a dividend of 10 per
cent. Anh~l.,)lced $2,000 to its surplus
fund. 'i extension of the bank build
ing i be made shortly. •
Ntw Q:.leans New City Library.
I'he SNew Orleans new city lirai'y
wits dedicated Mqnilay riight. Ad
dresses were made by Muyor Walter
Flower and others. It is a consolida
tionv0f the old City Library and the
Fisak Free Library antl will begin with
about 60,00( volumes. It is" managed
by an honorary boar'd of c;oimnision
ers, of whieCh Mr. Frank T. HToward is
plesident, ,nd Wim. Beer librarian,
the latter occupying a similar* po-ition
with the Howard Memorial Library.
The library building is the old.. Hiber
nia Hall, onCamp Street, o'pijssite the
city hall, rearrarged for the purpose.
It will be a freo circuIating lil~nry.
Store qud iesidence Buirned.
Quite a dishstrous fire occurred at
Jackson at 8 o'clock Wednesday night
i4 the single-story frame building oc
curied by A. C, ierber, a prosperous
yong merchant, as a general store,
wiIX residence attaoled. The'-tlire
driginated from a.vessel of lard on the
cook atove taking fire. Tfe flani'e
caught in the ceiling ovcrhed, which
was quite low, thence to the roof. The
alarm brought everybody td the scene.
Every effort was made to save the
buildig, but it was soon fouud to be
impossible. Attention was then given
to moving the goods from, the store
and furn.ture from'the resii nce. The
furniture was all taken out, mittr slight
damage. Some of the merchandise
was removed from the store, but was
more or less damaged, 5The loss on
buildings, stock and money burned is
$10,300; insirance $3,900.
Gubernatorial Appoint ments.
Governor Foster has appointed W.
B. Wicker cobstable of the sixth ward
of St. Mary parish; M. R. McAlpin,
coroner Vernon parish, vice T. J.
Satchoer, failed to qualify; G. K. Mc
Coy, justice of the peace, fifth ward,
St Helena, vice T. J. Slaughter, re
moved from the parish; J. W. Teddlie,
jtiitice.of the peace, fifth ward, Winn
parish, vice ,. . M. Guise, resigned;
James ,.[ M[iddleton, .coroner, Sabine.
parist,4 viol. Dr. T. C. Armstrong, de
Ceased, Geo. . Williams, constable,
eighth ward, De, Soto. parish, vice
Johi, Wall, failed to qualify; M. F.
Hilsck, constable, fifth ward, Bienvile
parish, 'ncee B. H. Matthew., resigned;
A. P. Webb,' constable,, fifth ward,
West Carroll parish; Jiuliau B. Shack-,
elford, of St. Joseph, Mo.,. commis
sioner of deeds for Louisiana,
Efiorts to Secure a New Railroad.
An informal meeting of busines:
men was held at the Board of 'ra
roorm, Muonday evening, for the pi
of thiking steps" towards buijRpg
of railroad from Monroe to Eldora
on the Arkansas. line. It was stated'
that if Monroe did not do something
in this matter that the road, which
now ends at Eldorado would either 1
be diverted to Bastrop or south to Ho'
mer and Alexandris. The idea of the
Monroe people is to build through
Farmerville, in Uhion ptrish; the peo
ple of that parish having already guar
anteed a right of way, besides a large
cash subscripticn.. In order to do this
it is proposed that a live mill tax, to
run for ten years, be voted, by the citi
ze as of Monro;e, in additionto a largee
cash subscription which there is little
doubt can be raised. Several efforts
have :lready been made to linild this
rta:l, but thus far without success. A E
mass meetig:g of citizens, has been
called for `Tuesday night, when a com
pany will be formed.
iu !foureh e Levee Board Meeting.
The Lafourche levee boart) met
Thursday at Donaldsonville and by a
vote of 5 to 4 reconsidered the Sewidl
dike mutter, by ref.ierring it to the at
toiney of the board and the attorney
general on the question of the power of
the board to expend publi; funds in
experiments of the kind contemplated.
The action of the board in selecting
Gretna as its domicile was also recon
sidered and the question referred to
the attorney and attorney general.
The president was authorized to con
tract for one year with Hart & White
for levee work on bayou and river on
bhe following tariff: For casting dirt,
6 cents; for levees, more than 8 feet, 8
centRs; 10 to 12 feet, 12 cents; 12 to 14
feet, 13 cents; 14 to 16 feet, 14 cents;
16 to 18 feet. 16 cents; 18 to 20 feet,
18 cents; 20 to 22 feet, 20 cents; over
22-feet, 25 cents; day labor, $1.25;
during high water, $1.50. The con
tractors are to bind themselves in case
of high water to place 400 men subject
to orders of the commissioners. The
board to reserve the right to advertise
any work the contractors refuse or fail
to carry out. The board adjourned;
Fire Bu ,C.au-ghlt Redhalnde,.,
The lives of ovecr 100 persons, com
prisinl the twenty families who live in
the five-story double decker tenement
at 108 East 113th street, New York,
were endanugred Saturday night, awhtn
h fire .wes started uat the .|ottom of a
shaft which lhad been soaked with oil.
Just after' 9 o'clock two tenants going
down the siairs noticed a h.ight light,
which came from the dircetfon of the
elevator shaft. T'lhev 1ii saw that
there was a tiroe nnd itbat Adalph Mey
er, who lives on the seconrd floor, was
standling over the flame,9 fanning it.
The mwan was so busiiy ~gnuaged tIfat
he iidl not notice the applbach of the
two*men. Not only was the wood
work burning, but s. quantity of rags
and paper, which like the wood had
been ·naturated with oil, was also bu'rn
ing. Meyer was arrested and the fire
extinguished. An etyamination by the
police showed thattheo wood'work of
the' shaft had been.:hoko: g'hly
rated and a policeman (ou id at
bottom of the shaft a bothi ; ih h6
eontained the coal oil thlat, ibad been
used. Meyer, who is a dSk , had his
furniture insuired for $500..: Iuden
diary fires inr tenement h 4 havea
been frequlent lately.in thulty. "
A Witness oftsy rli
John Kennedy as d , R
who was indict, -s~~aeder of tihe
gang " Y : .i. , d ,i - id up', .,lrobbed
the CL :.:.. and hltun trai 3 at Blcue
Cut, h,, igtidtl a statenmea:. chargng
th.t ther is a conspiracy to convict
him. There seems to be soree gsounds
to substantiate his statermn at as re
gards1Jhn Land, an impl; rtant wit
neses against him. It is nrow given outt,
morebver, from aut]loritative sources,
that the robbers secured almost $30,
000 and not $2,000, as first claimed by
the express company. For the con
viction of the inaen concerned it is also
said big rewarlds have been offered. In
1892, Land, who lives in the Blue Cut
locality, was convicted of perjury, in
falsly swearing that three of his
neighbors had been oonneoted in the
famous Jesse James, train rubbery of
that year, near Iidependence. Lan.
is a State. witness in the jresent cass,
-Native Aid for the Warynle Stricken.
The Maharajah of Dnrbiangan has re
aitted eight lakhs of rupees of his rev
enue and will expend a similar amoint
in the famine relief work at Bomby.y
'5,
rin e oAt Reymond's
In order to clear out our stock c f f. ..
*
*Dry Goods,. C1othig, E o.,
We will sell vur entire stlochl .Rega'tllLss. of C(ost. (o Vai "
ONLY FOR CASH!, 'his mamumoth ial will .o.~IE
during the month of'aJunairy, beginingni on.,.
[email protected], January 11, 187, 54
.." We have never offered our stoclk at such it saeritiei,: ''i
U one should miis the opportunity to secure sore ofth
Bargains. .
Corr. Mainanwd Tir .d.
•~~~ ~ s, n YeO
. ..=. •s~'~ a~~ .P~;7Pi .,;o.EB~, ~ q
Ib. LiwiusoV, Pri , L. T'UCTsr, VitePr-e. ILCLdt. 3 SbINk
BANK OF WEST F ELIWA A,
....ST. FRANC SVIiLLE, LA...,
Cash Capita, - $85,000,
Saflety eposi oxes or Rent
Exchange bought and sold. Prompt service guaranteed. Your bisaams fr
solicited. Bank hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DInmcTonrs:-E. J. Buck,. 8. McO. Lawrasou, Adolph Tentaib t D8
Brooks, L. P. Kilbourne, James lLeake, M. D.; John i. Irvine, r. Ia
Newsham, Robert Daoiel, T. W. Liutler. '"
___,__.__, -___ ___._.
F. . Mumford
.....DE ALERI....
DRUGS AND -.
.....Perfumery, Toilet Articles, 6absan a
-Fine Stationey & Blank nooka
....PENS~, INK and PENCILS.....
CUTLERY, N VELTIES an I I"ANCY COODS,
CI( US and TOBI CCO. A
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY CDMPOUNDEI
Agency of P. hamrmer & Company's READY V
MIXED PAINTS.
;H NEW -GOODS! NEW 'PRIES
Roum.in Bios, .
curedhi& fines Sblectiotl ever seen is ntiy
of the State of '.
tliawpds,. W i scs, asY
Opticat Goods, and Si war,
AT THE VRY LOWEST MARKET PIRCE,
ean and will sell lo"e'r tifaia aei house in tbI ionth. We iyts rl
so aranteo, on all goods bought of nua CoUntry order siw ~lA
']pr attended to.
ne Watch ReparingL and Enraving a Speciat.
.-' ,u u
OVR GOODS A/?S ?1/2 5iIOv. ~cfl utiozr -
-f ~ Cr OU PRds~rue owersrý

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