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Official Journal of the Parish of West Felici a and School Board.
ýi w. LEAKn, Jr., Pub. aid Prop ST. ITRANCISVILLE, WEST F LICIANA PA1US1I, LA.,ATUItDAY, RMiARCI1 20, 1897. VOL, VI.---N 7 al j powell, John H. Stone, at. FranFisville. Clinton, La. POWELL & STONE, orney -" at - Law, St. Francisville, La. - MLur. W. B. PERCY, SEMPLE & PERCY, Sttorneys -- at -- Law. :jl practice in any court in this -,Olice in Bank Building. g VBAGIOSVILLE, LOUISIANA. DR. A. F. BARROW, ysician and Surgeohn; St. Francisville, La. in Leake building. Telephone ' answered from either Kilbourne's gKnmford's drug stores. DR. H. LOFTON, pDENTIST. . Crown and Bri:ge Work a Specialty. be in St. Francieville on the 1st gi.,~,inton on the 15th of each MY POWELL, D.D.S., DENTIST, SFrancistilie, - Louisiana, Is prepared to do all work in his line. Office at residence. . T, Gastrell, SARDWARE, STOVES, WAGON ad CARRIAGE WOOD WORK. Rouse Furnishing Coods. .Ei0PE, WOODS' MOWING HA. t CHI€NES, IAY RAKES, SASH, BLINDS, DOORS, ETC. IJOSEPH STERN, ....Dealer In.... ne ral serhanriise._ li I Stable in Connection With Store, :apply of Horses and Mules for sale. Satisfaction Guaranteed. 1 JOS. STERN, Foot of Hill. L. P. KILBOURNE, Druggist and Chemist, Iraer Royal and Prosperity Streets, St. Francisville, La. 'lmcriptions carefully compounded. Choice selection of Drugs, Patent Medicines, and Notions. 'resh Cardon Seed on Hand T.W. RAYNHAM, Oontractor and Builder. Doors and Dressed Lumber kept SaoOstantly on hand at shop, near residence, )!cea to Suit the Times. uthern SIsurance Company Of New Orleans, La. apitl. .......... $300,000 .. . **.......... 625,000 Promgtly Pail. Gia rouses, Saw Iills, Cotn Stores, Dwelling Houses Ssd Barns. Address, J. Leak, Ir,, Local Aent, Feliciana Femnale Colleglata Institute, ...JACKSON, LOUISIANA,,, The 48th session of this Institution will open September 1, 1896. The members of the Faculty are ladies of culture. SPEcuILIsrs in each depart ment. Superior advantages are there by offered to those young ladies desir ing a thorough and finished edication. The health of the Institution is unsur passed. For particulars and catalogue ad dress, MISS L. J;: TLETT, Jackson, La. "HOME SWEET HOME, THERE'S 0NO PLACE LIKE HOME," SIa a universal sentiment, and for that reason doubly well named is that ex cellent School, The Home institute. 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 neglected in learning the ways of noble woman hood. For catalogue and terms, apply to MISS SOPHIE B. WRIGHT, Prin,. 1458 Camp Street, New Orleans, La. STATE NORiAL SCHOOL, NATCHITOCHES, LA. Maintained by the State for the training of teachers. Affords thorough preparaticn for the profession of teach ing; full course of academic study, practical training in the art of teach ing, one year of daily practice in: model sobhols under]gidape ýf ,1J ed training teachers. Class work ex emplifies the best of modern thought in matter and method of instruction. Diploma entitles graduate to teach in any public school' of Louisiana without examination. Tuition free to students who teach one year after graduation. Entire ex pense for session of eight month, $110. Twelfth annual session begins Oct. 1, 1896. For catalogue write to B. C. CALDWELTL, Pres. BANK HOTEL, MRS. F. M. DAYIDSON, Prop. Board by Day,Week or Month, TERMS, $1.50 PER DAY. Monthly rates made on application. Location, central. Surround ings, pleasant. lfran sients solicited. Bank Building, St, Francisville, Louws.n,a. Hotel Windsor, ,..,,.SLAUGHTER, LA,,..... Mrs. J. O, Hlowell, Proprietress. .....BOARD.... By the day or month. Single Meals Furnished; Chas. Weyder, .....BAYOU SARA, LA.... Blaksmiith and Whelwrilt, LOCK and GUNSMITEI, Boiler and Gin Stand Repairing a Specialty, All work that remains in my shop over " 90 days will be sold to pay cost. J. G. DIEM, ...Bt. Franeisvrlle, La..., Practical Tin Smith, COPPER and SHEET.IRON WORIER. Tin Cuttering and Roofing a Specialty. 'b4UJ work Igwarte., NEWSY ITEMS OF INTERESTS Condensed into Short and Pithy Paragra.h3 For Our Subscribers. MUCH UNEASINESS OVER HIGH WATER, Methodist Rectory Burned-A Sailor Drowned-Departure of the War. ships--A Cooperage Iire-T'eachers' Institute Adjourns. Pensions Granted. .LouisaUna--Ferdinandicl P ode, Mars J. Lar iu a"id " Teachers' Institute Adjourns. The teachers institute that has been in session for a week at Colfax adjourn ed Saturday. It was largely attended by teachers of Grant and adjoining parishes. Cooperage Fire. Shortly after 3 o'clock Friday morn ing a fire was discovered in the cooper age establishment at the corner of Desire and St. Claude streets, Nes Orleans, and in a short time the build ing was a mass of flames. Total loss. ulneasines Over Hligh \Valer. There is a great deal of overtlowed land from the Atchafalaya and other rivers between Boyce and New Orleans, and the people ia some sections are expressing great uneasiness from the reports of high water in the Missis. sippi river. IHoard of (:ootro.l i (cit OtIf "s;. rThe l :ard of control of the peniten tiary met T'hursda-. at Baton Rouge. The following oicers were elected to servo one year: John fMet=rath, pres ident: J. W. Bates, secretary; I)r. T. J. Iuliilngton, phlysiian; Bev . Father iVan I)er'heijde, J. Y. Allison, J. J. Cornish, Frank Parker and T. L. Compton, chaplains. Methodist Rectory Hurnedi At 2 o'clock Thursday :morning the fire alarm was given, calling the inhab itants of Bastrop to th, Methodjlt reec tory, hichf .ds so: qiickiy consuel That hnlittlef the liou ehol 'ets about thirty feet fromu Congressman S. T. Baird, and it was only by deteimin ed and superhuman efforts on the pari of the citizens that his house was saved. Irand and Refinery Sold by the Sheriff. The land and refinery belonging to the Lafayette Sugar Manufacturing Company were sold Saturday at sher iff's sale. The only bidder was S. Gumbel & Co., of New Orleans, who paid $21,000 for the property." The original cost of the plant was over $50, - 000. It was built by the Lafayette Sugar Manufacturing Company, of which Col. G. A. Breaux was presi dent. It is believed that the new owners will greatly enlarge the plant, Thle Louisian (Gallows. Cipher Conerly, the young negro who last April killed Ellis Magee, a white boy of good family, was executed at Franklinton Saturday in the pres ence of witnesses, as required by law. lie made a talk from the gallows say ing in effect: "(Gentlemen, you see what whisky and a pistol have brought me to; let whisky alone, and never put a pistol in your pocket; you can get along much better without them." The drop fell at 1:40 p.m. and in 12 minutes Conerly was pronounced dead. Good 8h:whing Made by Banks. The Bank of Donaldsonville and the Bank of Ascension, at Donaldsonville, have issued their quarterly statements, and the showing cannot be equaled by rimilar institutions. The surplus of the Bank of Donaldsonville foots np $20,000, the capital stock being .25, 000. The undivided profits ar,,. $6503.52, deposits $155,212.51. D)r. McGalliard is president and W. I). Parks caslhier of the institution. The Bank of Ascension, presided over by President Libermutlh, also m~akes a handsome showing. Veterans in Annual Meeting. Vermilion Camp No. (07, U. C. V., held their regular annual meeting in the courthouse at Abbeville, Saturday. The general rlutine c'i busimess was transacted, after which a cummitrt.e was appointed to confer with similar committees of the different camps in the third congressional distrlct relative to organizing a district camp. Dr.W. D. White and Solomon Wise were elected delegates, Gee. Caldwell and B. H. Burton alternates, to the en campment at Nashville, which meets from the 22d till the 24th of June, in clusive. The Dead Body of a [..enchmaunr Fount' The body of an unknown mTu wa, found Saturday morning near the Tan, gipahos river, betweeLn Kentwood an. sOyka, and a discharged gun lying b: hie side. Whether he committed sui cide or he was accidentally killed, a, got be positi-v aitiained. he seemed to be a iddl'eged French man. There w nothing about him by which he coeil be identified. Cor oner Craig, of bnite City, was sum moned by wire hold an inquest, but the message wareceived after the ar rival of the prth-bound morning train, and too ]e for him to go up to .he place. w re the unfortunate stranger met 1i death. A S or Drowned. '. A sailor by he name 6d Arldreu Olsen fell into the river Thursday, near West ke, off the schooner Rosina, and w drowned. Mr. Olsen was unmarri and was well known at Lake Char and West Lake. His age was l3: ye s, and he had been in the emplby . Capt. Coull for three weeks. Wh the- aeh was near the main pea d A ttempting to jump from e cabin the rail he lost his balan and fel overboard. The captain a the aceid nt and or dered a boat owered, wh reached him when he d just gona* der for the last time. he schooneýas laden with 250 barr of cement, t~ be used in the constrii ion of the new railroad bridge across e Calcasieou rider. Departit of the Warships. - Thursday t "re were three warships in the river at New Orleans, the battleships ' xas and Maine, of the United States navy, and the Iphigeni of the French navy. The Texas s the first to leave. Promptly at o'clock arrangements were commen d to weigh her anchor. The heavy cha s were put in motion, but the big an tor was so deeply im bedded in th mud at the bottom of the river that e chain broke, and it was in thirty fathoms of water, and Texas made hl departure without it. Proceeding up .he river for a mile and and a half abo e its point of anchorage the Texas mat a run and came down stream undeer a lull head of steam. She was makie fully fifteen knots an hour when she )asscd Canal street, and the people whb had congregated in an ticipation. of er departure cheered her as she pas 'd. About thirty mia utes after the ae arture bf the Texas the M1aine wei e nchor without any mishap, and in, within oqe-half times her 1 gth, rted for the mouthp f the iver. th' thWe Texas and th aiaU i'thh samd deatina tion, Po )7ti hey wil ar ive at their ? r i s an- live YxV eeks sub their hands full with drills and targe practice. Big Fire In Chicago. Fire broke out Friday evening in the building occupied by the John A. Tol man Co., wholesale grocers, at the cor ner of Michigan Avenue and Lake streets, Chicago, Ill., and driven by a strong northwest wind, soon spread to the upper stories of the building Nos. 10, 12 and 14 Lake street, occupied by Chase & Sanborn's coffee and spice house. On the Michigan side the ftire men were greatly handicapped by the loss of the water tower, which fell into the flames on account of some accident to the steering apparatus. Afterthree hours' hard work the fire was gotton under control. The stock of the Teol man Co.,which was valued at $400,000, will probably be a complete loss. Chase & Sanborn's stock was valued at 8175,000, but with the exception of the destruction of a stock of tea on the top floor, their loss will not be heavy. Both firms weze fully insured. Grain Elevator Hurned. The Iyan elevator, at the foot of Ferry street, Buffalo, N. Y., was burned early T'hursday. It was an old structure, with a capacity of about 140,000 bnshels, and contained about 6,000 bushels each of wheat and oats. The loss on the elevator is probably $50,000 andl on the contents $10,000.: Ryan & Clark were the owners. Along side the s'ationruy elevator was a float ing elevator, also owned by Ryan & Clark, and valued at $·0,000. This too was destroyed. The fire reached the Manning salt house, where it caught the cupola. It burned that part of the building and scorched the roof, but was extinguished before much of the grain in the building was wet by the water. Two schooners, the Thomas Robie and the A. J. Rogers, lying at the end of the elevator, were also burned. This makes the total loss from the fire F>robably $125,000. Big Losses by Insurance Compan'es. An official of one of the largest in surance companies in the United States, which makes a specialty of assuming maritime risks, has received a circular from London stating that from Jan. 1 up to Feb. 27 of this year the various English companies have lost £2,000,000 in shipwrecks. The loss exceeds any estimate for the same period within twenty years. The estimate for the two months, according to the circular, is a low one, and it is thought that fully £500,000 will have to be added to the amount to make the figures cor* rect, thus making in all the enormous loss of nearly £120,000,000 for the first sixty-nine days in thip year. Careful examination of the various losses show that fully fifty per cent are attributed to what are offcially mnows s "missing vessels." 3. McC. LAwnRAso3, Pres. E. L. NEWsHt1A, Vice-Pres. E. J. BueK,Oashier. Bank ofWest Fe"iciana ' ...st. FRANCISVILLE, LA.... Cash Capital, - - - $25,000: Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent. Exchange bought and sold. Prompt service guaranteed. Your businesm is solicited. Bank hours from 9 a.m. tO 3 p.m. DIREcrons:--E. J. Buck, S. MlcO. Lawrason, Adolph Teutsoe, O. D. Brooks, L. P. Kilbourne, 4. L. Golsan, John F. Irvine, Sr.; XE.. i Newsham, Robert Daniel, T. ''. Bfitler. F. M. Mumford, M.D., .....DEALER I~..... DRUGS AND CHEMICALS, .....Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Soaps and Brushes..... Fine Stationery & Blank Books,. :. .....PENS, INK and PENCILS..... CUTLERY, NOVELTIES and FANCY COODB, C ARS and TOBACCO. PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY CDMPOUNDED. Agency of F. Hammer- & Company's READY" MIXED PAINTS. NEW GOODS I NEW PRICES I Roumain Bros., The Jewelers, ....BATON ROUCE, LA.... For the Fall dad Winter Trade we have se. cured the finest selection ever eeon in this pars of the State of biamond Witfl.t.s; CiloCks1 , , Optical Goods, and Silverware, AT THE VERY LOWEST MARKET PRICEI! We can and will sell lower than any house in the South. We give a per sonal guarantee on all goods bought of us. Country orders solicited and promptly attended to. Fine Watch Repairing and Engraving a Specialty. Eelo enoe@oEeeoue@eneoE a At Reymond's I SA CLEAN SWEEP* SIn order to clear out our stook of........ * m Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc., We will sell our entire stock Regardless of Cost or Value. ONLY FOR CASH! This mammoth sale will continue S during the month of January, beginning on.... e Monday, January 11, 1897. e 0 We have never offered our stock at such a sacrifiee. No one should mies the opportunity to secure some of tho' " Bargains. o .. I. RELY MOND, * Cor. Main and Third. o .euenoioeieuneoeuegneue 'BOd _ Gnr'gtlQ ~dY SI OVA 60005 jARt . T ortw a OUR PRIcES .r MI LON!JT