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Official Journal of the Parish of West Feliciana and €chool Board.
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LEKJ. Pb n ro TF{N(CISYILLE, Ws[. VEICAN ARISH[, IA,.., SATURDAY A.PRILIJ 10, 1897. V~,.. VI.. ---NO. N( .
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QtJ Powell.. John H. Stone,
st. Francisville. Clinton, La.
pOWELL & STONE,
jttorneys - at . Law,
St. Francisville, La.
sB arMIJ. W. . PERCBO
S  EMPLE & PERCY,
ttorneys - at - Law.
Will practice in any court in this
-Offlce in Bank Building.
ItLRANCsVILLE, LOUISIANA.
DR. A. F. BARROW,
.pysician and Surgeon,
St. Francisville, La.
ce in Leake building. Telephone
i answered from either Kilbourne's
gaIumford's drug stores.
gIDNEY POWELL, D.D.S.,
DENTIST,
It Franociville, - Louisiana,
Is prepared to do all work in
hi. line. Office at residence.
. T, Gastrell,
IABDWARE, STOVES, WAGON
sud OABRIAGE WOOD WORK
House Furnishing Goods.
,BOP, WOODS' MOWING iA
-I. CRIES, HAY RAKES, SASH,
BLINDS, DOORS, ETC.
JOSEPH STERN,
. ...Dealer In....
General
Merchandise.
L keq Stable in Connection With Store.
A .pply of Horses and Mules for sale.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
JOS. STERN,
Foot ofr 1ill.
L. P. KILBOURNE,
Druggist
and Chemjist,
wrneor Royal and Prosperity Streets,
St. Franclsvlllc, La.
-esriptions carefully compounded.
Oboice selection of Drugs, Patent
Medicines, and Notions.
:Fresh Carden Seed on Hand
T,. W. RAYNHAM,
Contractor
and Builder,
ibh, Doors and Dressed Lumber kept
conrtantly on hand at shop,
near residence,
loees to Suit the Times.
S. TEUTCH, "
.,.
- k Fencing
F El GllWLE WNlE.
w,.. E RoPE ENVACE.
f:,to Ing 1 N0 W. Mlrk t St., CHCAGO, ILL..
rnotls anb all ees.
Feliciana
Female Collegiat~
Institute,
...JACXSON, LOUISIANA...
The 48th session of this Institution
will open September 1, 1896. The
members of the Faculty are ladies of
culture. SPECIAInSTS in each depart
ment. Superior advantages are there
by offered to those young ladies desir
ing a thorough and finished education.
The health of the Institution is unsur
passed.
For particulars and catalogue ad
dress,
MISS L. J CAT'LETT, Prin.,
Jackson, La
"HOME SWEET HOME,
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,"
Is 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..
14566 Camp Street, How Orlsans, La.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL,
NATCHITOCHES, LA.
Maintained by the State for the
:raining of teachers. Affords thorough
preparation 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 schools under guidance of skill
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. V. CALDWELL, Pres,.
BANK HOTEL,
MRS. F. M1. DAVIDSON, Prop.
Board by Day,Week or Month.
TER3IS, $1.50 IPER DAY.
Monthly rates made on application.
Location, central. Surround
ings, pleasant. Tran
sients solicited.
Bank Building, St, Francisviile, Lou!siana,
Hotel Windsor,
....SLAU8lTER, LA.....
rs. J., O. Howell, Prcprietrass.
....BOAR D....
By the day or month. Single Meals
Furnishod.
Chas. rWeydert,
.....BAYOU SARA, LA....
BIa ksmit ta Wheelwright,
L0OCH and GUNSMIITII,
Boile: and Gin Stand hspa!ring a Specialty.
All work that remains in my shop over
90 days ni!l be sold to pay cost.
J. G. DIE1M,
....St. Francisville,' La.a,.
Practical Tin Smith,
COPPER awd SHEETI.RO,
WORKER.
Tin Cuttering and Roofing
a Specialty.
#4ll work guaranteed,
NEWSY ITEMS OF INTEREST,
Co-densel Intl ShIrt and Pithy Parigra hs
for Cur Subscrib;rs,
THE BLANC BROTHERS HANGED FRIDAY,
Custom House Record - Governor's
Appointments -iBonds Counted and
Burned-Aid Or.ered LoulsItulanis-
Business League Orgauniod.
Pensions (ranted.
Louisiana-Adam Section, St. Jo
seph, Tensas parish, Mary N. Clam
pitt, Arcadia, Bienvillo parish.
'The Govern9r Pardous Fred IFrlih.
Governor Fosterrhas pardoned Fred
erick Frisch, who was convicted in
New Orleans of embezzlement in April,
1893, and sentenced to the penitenti
ary for a term of seven years.
Tennessee Plantation Sold.
The Tennessee plantation of Mr.
Chas. ). Craighead, at Plaquemine,
which was advertised to be sold by the
sheriff Saturday, was sold at private
sale to the Edward J. Gay Planting
and Manufacturing Company, Limited.
Veterans to Observe Decoration Day.
The Confederate veterans of Shreve
port, under the auspices of Camp No.
3, will celebrate Decoration Day with
notable ceremonies. An interesting
programme has been arranged and the
people generally will observe the day
as a holiday.
Negro Killed by Lightning.
The section of country near the city
of Plaquemine was visited by a hard
rainfall Saturday morning, accomp)an
ied by a strong wind and lightning,
during which a negro named Armstead
Sanders was struck b)y lightning and
killed at Whitecastie.
Business Lea gue Organized.
The citizens of Tangipahoa and vi
cinity met Saturday nght for the pur
pose of organizing a business league.
R. H. Smith was elected president; I)r.
Chas. Kennon, secretary. 1'. J. McMa
hon and Winm. P. Curtis, of New Or
leans, were pi'esent, and made inter
esting addressee.
Instantly Killed by Lightnulng.
Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock,
while riding from his field, accompan
ied by I wo negroes, Mr. James L. Lob
dell, a prominent sugar planter of West
Baton Rouge, was struck by lightning,
and horse and rider were both killed.
The two negroes were badly shocked,
but soon recovered.
Fatal Accldent in a Saw Mill.
A terrible accident occurred Friday
at 4 p. m. in the saw mill belonging to
Messrs. Hall & Burdin, at St. Martin
ville. While in operation, the big cir
cular saw struck an iron ring-dog, and
was broken in six pieces. One piece
struck a colored. man named Ernest
Matthew, who was working 20 feet in
front of the saw, cutting the spinal col
umn inthe back of his neck, killing
him instantly.
Blind Tiger Operator Fined.
T. F. Mullinus, the blind tiger oper
ator, was arraigned in the mayor's
court Thursday at Ruston. Bothsides
were duly represented lby counsel and
the case argued. The mayor feltjusti
fied in fining him the full limit of the
law, $50 or thirty days in the lockup,
and ordered him to abate the nuisance
at once under penalty of having, the
fine inilicted each day thereafter during
its operation, the law making it a sep
arate offense for each twenty-four hours
continued.
Happy Louisiana.
Gov. Foster Saturday received a
telegram from Gcen. Alger, secretary
of war, inquiring about the number of
people in Louisiana suffering for want
of food and shelter, as a result of the
flood, The govarnor replied that with
the exception of two small breaks
along Bayou La Fourche there has as
yet been no damage done in this State
by the high water. He asked that the
war department co-ope:ate, through
its engineers, with the State officials in
their fight to prevent any great disas
ter.
Customihouse lecord.
During the month of March 94
steamers and 0 sailing vessels were en
tered at the cuistomhouse, New Orleans,
from foreign ports, and 27 steamers
and 3 aniling vessels trom coastwise
ports, making a total of 121 steamers
and 9 sailing vessels. Duringthe same
period 100 steamers' and 4 sailing ves
sels cleared for foreign ports, and 22
steamers and 10 sailing vessels for
cbastwise ports, making a total of 122
steamers and 5 sailing vessels. The
total number of entrances and clear
ances for the month being 243 steam
ers and 14 sailing vessels.
Governor's Appointments.
Governor Foster made the fol
lowing appointments at Baton Rouge
Thursday; Mitchell N. Smart, assessor
of Vernon; P. S. Rouin, justice of the
peace of sixth ward of Bienville, vice
C. H. Butler, resigned; George J.
Patrick, constable, Spring Hill
ward of Raide., vice Ben Phillijn,
eceased; M. M. Marler, justice of the
eace, Hineston ward, same parish,
vice D. B. Hogan, failed to qualify;
Robert Martin, of St. Martin, and
Ulysses Marinoui, jr., of Orleans,uota.
ries public; Jules Cadarat, constable
seventh ward of West Baton Rouge;
Albert Andrus, constable nineteenth
ward of St. Landry, vice V. S. Bourge.
Fire Destroys a Dwelling.
. Friday night about 10 o'clock, while
the inmates were quietly asleep, Mr
1. T. Johnson's dwelling, at Natehi
toches, on Texas street, caught fire.
The building with kitchen and out
outhouse%, soon became a mass of
flames and burned to the ground.. Mr.
Johnson saved most of his household
effects, but nearly all in a damaged
condition from being roughly handled.
Dr. Jules Janan, who was living in the
house with Mr. Jobhson, had the mis
fortune to lose his horse, which becom
g frightened. at th. flames, rushed
frantically against a wire fence, lacer
ating its flesh. The animal was in
such agony that in order to end his
pain Dr. Janan ordered it killed.
Messrs. Adolph Devarges and Charles
Roche, who were also living in the
house, saved most of their personal
possessions. The building and"fTurni
ture were insured for$ 1000. The ori
gin of the fire is supposed to have been
from a defective chimney.
Bonds Counted and Burned.
In pursuance of a joint resolution of
the session of 1896, the committee
provided for in said resolutions met at
Baton Rouge Friday and destroyed a
large number of bonds, funded and
canceled prior to 1880, together with
bond sheets not printed, and a lot of
baby bonds. There were present: W.
L-. br'jacques, oL wne senate, ana rsep
resentative Joe. A. Littletield, E. F.
Brian, representing Hon. John Dy
mond; Auditor W. W. Heard, T. Sam
bola Jones, representing (oy. Foster,
and Ledoux Smith, representing State
Treasurer Fournet. The following
bonds were counted and burned, the
process taking more than two hours:
Twenty-nine ($1,000) bonds, 29,000;
267 ($500) bonds, 135,500; 33 ($500)
bonds, 16500; 232 ($1,000) bonds,
232,000; 80 ($500) bonds, 40,000; 7
($1,000) bonds, 7,000; 250 ($1,000)
bonds, 250,000; 11,737 coupons, 335,
040. A large lot of bond sheets not
printed. Twelve hundred and sexty
four baby bonds, printed on one side
only, 2,806 imperfectly printed baby
bonds, some canceled, some uncan
eeled.
Btane Brothers Expiate Their Crime.
With a firmness that usually only
God-loving men can summon in great
ordeals, Ernest and Alexis Blanc,
orphan brothers, who stained their
souls.with the blood of another, went
to their inglorious end, which came at
2:07 o'clock Friday afternoon, on the
black gibbet to the right side of the
prison at Lafayette. Before the boys
were hurled before their Maker, one of
them, Ernest, the elder, made an
address, in well-chosen words, to those
within the cramped inclosure and the
people who climbed into the thick
branches of convenient trees and upon
shingled housetops, and the motley
element that was content with standing
upon the hilf-bald sward. In a voice
of great clearness, he begged the for
giveness of the multitude for himself
and his younger brother for their awful
crime, and to the rising generation he
imparted a word of advice, cautioning
them to avoid evil of all sorts. There
was nothing in either of the brothers
indicative of a physical or moral weak
ening, and on every side their courage
was remarked. Tihe many that held
that the young murderers would flinch
and literally crumble when brought
face to face with their fate, were proved
wrong in their conclusion.
Driven Out Dy Ft'ire.
Thirty families living in the four
story frame tenement houses at 111;
113, 115 and 117 MIadison street, Ho
boken, New York were driven from
their homes by fire early Monday
morning. The fire raged five hours
and the houses were practically gutted.
All the occupants got out safely and
only three families lost their household
goods. 'I he loss is estimated at about
p20.000.
The Cabiuet ieas Resigned.
The INue Freoi Presse says that the
cabinet at Vienna has resigned owing
to its failure to negotiate with the pro
gressist groups with the object of
f'orming a coalition mnjority. It is
expected that Count BRdeni, the presi
dent of the council of ministers and
mninistor of the interior, will be on
trusted(l with the task of reconstruct
ing the csbinet.
Sugar trlincri s in 'ull llast.
Owing to the strong coneition of the
refined sugar market every refinery in
Philadelphia is running with a full
force on regular time, which means
employment of about 2,000 persons.
Nearly half a million tons of raw su
gars are now en route by vessels from
Germany, East Indies, South America
end the usual ports.
Would be a Dilgrace to Civilization.
The Central Labor Union of Boston,
Monday, after a long discussion on
Cuban affairs, adopted resolutions
against the execution of Gen. Rivers,
which it declared would be a discredit
to the United States and a disgrace to
iivilization.
3. McC. LAW.ASON,. Pres. E. L. NEWSHAi, Vice-Pres. E. J. Bucex,9lOehm
Bank of West Feliciana
....T. FRANCISVILLE, LA....
Cash Capital, . - - $25,000:
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent,.
Exchange bought and sold. Prompt service guaranteed. You inage b
solicited. Bank honrs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DInmcTons:-FyJ. Buck, S. McC. Lawrason, Adolph Teuts , Q. D.
Brooks, L. P. 2Riliurne, J. L. Golsan, John F. Irvine, Sr. . I.,
Newsham, Robert Daniel, T. W. Butler.
F. M. Mumford, M.D
.....DEALER IN.....
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
.....Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Soaps and Brushes....,
Fine Stationery & Blank Booka,,
.....PENS, INK and PENCILS....
CUTLERY, NOVELTIES and FANCY COODS,.
CIGARS and TOBACCO.
PRESCRIPTIONS IQREFULLY COMPOUNDED.
Agency of F. Hammer & Company's READY*
MIXED PAINTS.
NEW GOODS ! NEW PRICES I
Roumain Bros.,
The Jewelers,
....BATON ROUCE, LA....
For the Fall and Winter Trade e have ir
aured the finest selection ever seen in tha st
of the State of
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jsely,.
Optical Goods, and Silverware,
AT THE VERY LOWEST MARKET PRICE!
We can and will sell lower than any house in the South. We give a pm
sonal guarantee on all goods bought of us. Country orders solicited, al
promptly attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing and Engraving a Specialty.
* At Reymond's!
I A CLEAN SWEEP:
S In order to clear out our stock of ........
* U
* Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc.,
U U
* We will sell our entire stock Regardless of Cost or Value.
ONLY FOR CASH! This mammoth sale will continue
during the month of January, beginning on.... ,
* Monday, January 11, 1897. e
We hlvo never offred our stock at such a sacrifice. No
one should mire the opportunity to secure some of tho e
I3ar rgains. 0
S. 1. R _YMON D,
Cor. Main and Third.
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