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Official Journal of the Parish of West Folioiana and, School Board.
W. LEAK, Jr,, Pub, and. EpE ST. FRANCISYILLE, WEST FELICIANA PARISH, LA, SAURDAY, JUNE 5,1897...
LASTRA- 87VOL. VI.-NO. 18.
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SPowell, John H. Stone,
Franlisvillo. Clinton, La.
oWELL & STONE,
neys - at . Law,
St. Francisville, La.
w. 3. PEBO!,
EMPLE & PERCY,
neys -- at 0, 14Lw.
practice in any court in this
ce in Bank Building.
OISVILLE, LOUISIANA.
R. A. F. BARROW,
Ician and Surgeon,
St. Francisville, La.
Leake building. Telephone
wered from either Kilbourne's
ord's drug stores.
Y POWELL, D.D.S.,
ENTIST,
e, - Louisiana,
epared to do all work in
line. Office at residence.
T. Gastrell,
DWARE, STOVES, WAGON
CARRIAGE WOOD WORK.
Furnishing Coods.
WOODS' MOWING MA.
g, HAT RAKES, SASH,
INDS, DOORS, ETC.
SEPH STERN,..
....Dealet is....
eral
erohandise.
Shle in Connection With Store,
of Horses and Mules for sale.
faition Guaranteed.
S. STERN,
Foot of Hill.
P. KILBOURNE,
lggist
d Chemist,
Royal and Prosperity Streets,
St. Francisville, La.
ptioau carefully compounded.
selection of Drugs, Patent
dicines, and Notions.
Carden Seed on Hand
W. RAYNHAM,
tractor
and Builder.
oore and Dressed Lumber kept
ntly on hand at shop,
near residence,
to Suit the Times.
B. TEUTCH,
Y, Feed & Sales Stable,
-10
RIVER FRONI'.
Sara, : Louisiana.
FENCING
WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.
Farm, Garden, Cemetery,
SRailroad and Rabbit
S Fencing.
Ofantlea t) asse. Catalogue Free.
e Paid. Prices lT ow.
Feliciana.
Female Collegiate
Institute,
..JACISON, LOUISIANA...
The 48th session of this Institution
will open September 1, 1896. The
members of the Faculty ,are ladies of
culture. BSPracAISTS ii Bach depart
ment. Superior advantaaes are there
by offered to those young ladies desir
ing'abthorypgh.and finished education.
The. health of the Institution is unsur
passed.
For particulars and catybgue ad
dress,
MISS L J CATLE r I n.,
Jack n, La.
"HOME SWEET HOME,
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,,"
Is a universal sentiment, and for that
reason doubly well named is that ex
oellent Sohool,
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 oultivated the heart is not neglected
in learning the ways of noble woman
hood.
For catalogue and terms, apply to
MISS SOPHIE B. WRIGHT, Prin.,
1418 Caop Street, Nan Orleais, La.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL,
NATCHITOCHES, LA,
Maintained .by the State for t
training of teachers. Affords thoroug
preparation for the profession of teach
ing; full coarse 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. C. CALDWELL, Pres.
BANK HOTEL,
MRS. F. M. DAVIDSON, Prop.
Board by Day,Week or Month.
TERMS, $1.50 PER DAY.
Monthly rates made on application,
Location, central. Surround
ings, pleasant. Tran
sients solicited.
Bank Building, St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Hotel Windsor,
.....SLAUSHTER, LA.....
Mrs. J, O. Howell, Proprietress.
....BOARD....
By the day or month. Single Meal.
Furnished;
Chasi. Weydert,
.....BAYOU SARA, LA.....
Blaclmith al Wheelwriht,
LOCK and GUNS~1IITII,
Boller and Gin Stand Repairlng a Speslailt.
All work that remains in my shop over
90 days will be sold to pay cost.
J. G. DIEM,
....St. Franclsville, La....
Practical Tin Smith,
COPPER aid SHEEITIBON
WOBKER.
Tin Cuttering and Roofing
a speolalty.
NEWSY ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Condensed Into Short and Pithy Paragraphs
for Our Subscribers.
SHOOTIN6 AFFRAY ON A T P.P. TRAIN.
Death Warrant Signed--A Hice Worm
Ravaging- Found Dead In James
Bayou-An" Alleged Murderer Es.
capes-Governor's Appointments, i
Warehouse Destroyed Fire.
At 11 o'clock Friday night the moess
warehouse of E. Schloss, on Main
street, in Baton Rouge, was consumed
by fire. Loss on building and stock
about$2,000,which is partially covered
by insurance.
Alleged Burglar Arrested.
Richard Heristivant was arrested at
Melville Saturday and taken to Ope
lousas, where he is wanted for bur
glary. He was arrested on the same
charge six months ago and escaped
from jail before he was tried.
Death Warrant Signed.
The governor has signed the death
warrant of Allen Bntler,'-who was con
victed of murder in the parish of West
Baton Rouge and sentenced to death
on April 6. The execution is ordered
to take place Friday, June 18, between
the hours of 12 and 3 p.m.
Shooting on a Train.
A fatal shooting occurred on the
Texas & Pacific train at Plaquemine.
An irate husband visited a terrible
vengeance on the man who had de
stroyed his happiness by running away
with his wife. The victim was Vin
censo Sirchia and the slayer Charles
Martini.
Governor's Appointments.
Gov. Foster has made the following
appointments: T. P. Bergeron, jus
tice of the peace, second ward of La
fourohe, vice J. M. Bourg, resigned;
Lillie, of Tangipahoa, and J. M. A.
pois, of Acadia, notaries public;
t Rogers, constable, fourth ward
:Charles, vice J. B. Petrie, re
e Worm Ravaging.
A peculisr- species of green worm
has invaded the rice and corn fields of
the Ama neighborhood.. Messrs.
Schnexnayder Bros., who first obser vd
their rice being cut down, say thht
they have never yet seen rice attacked
in like manner, and are alarmed at the
prospects of a crop failure. This crea
tare is said to resemble the pestiferous
army worm.
A Man Found Dead in James Bayou.
A white man named Wofford was
found dead near Shreveport, Wednes
day in shallow water at Hart's ferry on
James bayou, three miles from Vivian.
The indications are that he was mur
dered. Wofford was recently installed
as ferryman and had not long been a
resident of the section where he was
killed. As yet no motive ~n be
assigned for the homicide. A quest
was held, but the verdict nor e cir
cumstances attending the *'micide
have been reported.
Anothes Bank Organized.
New Iberia will soon have sjother
bank. The new corporation wa, form
ed Thursday evening, and is.to be
known as the State bank of New Iberia,
making three banks there, two' being
national in character. The new bank
has a paid up capital of $50,000, and
the stock is held by local parties
principally. The directors elected at
a meeting of the stockholders are:
Albert Estorge, H. Shelby Banders,
W. G. Weeks, L. Kling, Nicholas
Muller, A. Daigre, B. H. Cage, L. P.
Pattout, and J. P. Suberbielle. All
arrangements are about complete, and
the bank will open business on June slet
of this year.
The Mississippi ~bd aifourche.
President R. W. Edwards. of the
Mississippi and Lafourche Railway,
Saturday evening reported that grad
ing on that road was progressing rap
idly and smoothly, the force having
been increased to 150 men. The road
is now graded as far as Paincourtville,
and the men are strung out on the line
to within three miles of Napoleonville,
which place they expect to reach this
week. The graders' camp was moved
Saturday from Dr. .Panchaud's Etien
za plantation to Whitmel plantation, in
Brusie; St. Vincent, just north of Na
poleonville, so as to be near the main
bodlly of men at work on the road. It
.is expected that the bridge work will
be completed very soon and that track
laying will follow shortly afterward,
with a view of completing the road to
Lafourche crossing in time to move
the coming cane crop.
Supposed Attempt to Poisbn a Family.
A little package, containing sugar
aind some other ingredients, exactly
what is not known, was Friday sent to
a prominent chemist of New Orleans
for analysis. It is believed that in this
expert analysis will be found the proof
of a most heinousa attempAt twholleale
Lake Charles. A few nights ago some
person entered the kitchen of I. G, 3.
Harper and placed a lot of some drug,
undoubtealy. as chnine, in the sugar
bowl. The talsly had breakfast the
next morniing as usual, but by the
merest chance another sugar bowl was
used at that meal, Later in the day
Mrs. Harper thought something was
wrong with the sugar in this particular
bowl. An examination followed, and
the local physic&ans pronounced the
drug poison, but just what they are
not able to determine. An investiga
tion is being institputed, and the mattel
has aroused considerable feeling. In
the meantime it was decided best' to
have an expert analysis made.
The Burnett Brick Yard Burned.
The Burnett brick yard was totally E
destroyed by fire at Lake Charles N
Saturday, with no insurance, the loss
amounting to over $5,000. The en.
gine house was consumed, 90,001) un
burnt brick were ruined and 350 cords
of wood burned. How the fire origi
nated is a mystery, as the'plant had
not been in operation for a couple of
days. When first discovered the en
gine room was a mass of flames, and
thie strong southeas windtsweopt them
across the entire plant.
Unique Way of Catching Alligators.
A peculiar accident happened to one
of Lutcher & Moore's employes at
Lutcher, Thursday. He works in the
swamps, cutting cypress, and at the
time of the accident was engaged in
capturing a four-foot alligator. The
latter secured a firma hold on one of the
man's hands-and seemed to set its jaws,
as the man's friends found it utterly
impossible to open them. He waE
obliged to come to Lutcher eleven
miles, on the log train, with the 'gator
under his arm and a firm grip onihii
hand. He was taken to the company'E
"machine shop, where the alligator's 4
jaws were pried open with an iron bat
and the man released from his trying
position. It was found he was not
seriously bitten, and the alligator was
thrown in the mill pond, where it pro
ceeded to sport about as though noth.
ing had happened.,
An Alleged Murderer Escapes.
Sheriff D. Reese made an interesting
chase at St. Martinseville Friday even
ing. Ho went to arrest Henry Jack
son, colored, who was a fugitive from
the parish of St. Mary, where he is ac
cused of murder committed more than
one year ago. ;The sheriff having
heard that he was working on Mr.
Morrow's place, went there to arrest
him. As soon as Jackson realized that
the sheriff had come to arrest him he
took to his heels, with the sheriff in
close pursuit. The race was in an open
field for fully three miles. The negro
had a start of seventy-five yards, and
maintained that distance between him
self and his pursuer until the last.
The sheriff, realizing that he was losing
his man, shot at him three times, the
third shot taking effect in his arm.
This seemed to give renewed vigor to
Jackson, and he finally succeeded in
losing his pursuer while he fled, hold
ing with one hand his wounded arm.
Smuggling Whisky Into Alaska.
News comes from Alaska that liquor
of doubtful quality is being smuggled
into that territory in large quantities.
The shipment of liquor there is uilaw
ful except where special permits are
granted, but many saloons receive
fresh consignments by every steamer,
though liquor is never entered on the
steamer's manifest, The latest ruse for
getting quantities of whisky into the
interior is to take it through Alaska in
bond for British territory beyond.
Being prohibited there a bond is given
British customs officers to take it out
in a specified time. Means are found
for the taking of it across the line into
Alaska to some point not watched by
American officers. It is asserted that
in this way 1,200 gallons of high proof
spirits were distributed among Yukon
mining camps last season. By diluting
the quantity was increased to 2,400
gallons, which sold for $25 per gallon,
netting a profit to the smugglers of
$45,000. Similar, though smaller ship
ments, are being made this year.
Trust Deed of $15,000,000 Filed.
A trust deed for $15,000,000, con
veying all the' rights of the Omaha,
Minneapolis & Buffalo Railway Com
pany to the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Trust Company, was filed in Omaha,
Neb., Thursday. The former company
was incorporated to build a railroad
from Omaha through Iowa, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada to
Buffalo. The Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Trust Company is looking after the
financial end of the Kansas City, Pitts
burg & Gulf Railroad Company. At a
meeting of the stockholders of the
Omaha, Minneapolis & Buffalo Rail
way Company, held in Omaha, March
1, 1897, it was resolved to issue 30,000
coupon bonds of $500 each at 5 per
cent., payable in gold or sterling
money, free of all government tax or
duty and due in thirty years. The
mortgage includes all the lines and
branches built or to be built.
A Queer Delusion.
An application was made at King
ton, N. Y., Friday, to Judge Clear
water, to commit James Myer to an
insane asylum.. Myer's delusion is that
he is the homeliest mgangitheoo, a
3. MoC. LwawAsoN, Fes., , E. L. NEwsMax, Vice-Pres. $. Bo. ,I0uahfS. 
Bank of West Feliciana"
....ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA....
Cash Capital, - -. - $25,000
Safetye Deposit Boxes fo Rent,.
Exchange bought and sold. Prompt service guaranteed. Your budner fi
solicited. Bank hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DIREcTORs:--E. J. Buck, S. McO. Lawrason, Adolph Tenkbh, 0. D.
Brooks, L. P. Kilbourne, J. L. Golsan, John F. Irvine, Br.; E. L,
Newsham, Robert Daniel, T. W. Butler.
n nM nM
F. M. Mumford, M.D.
.....DE ALER IN.....
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
.....Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Soaps and Brushw.....
Fine Stationery & Blank Books,
.....PENS, INK and PBNCILS.....
CUTLERY, NOVELTIES and FANCY COOD8,
CIGARS and TOBACCO.
PIESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED.
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 and Winter Trade we have n
enred the finest selection. ever ee in this part
of the State of
Diamonds, Watches, ilocks, Jewelry,
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 per
sonal guarantee on all goods bought of us: Country ordera soliited aind
promptly attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing and Enravini a Speclalty,
MA ,, GS FAMILY AND HOTEL USE.
An ordinary Eluiiy ironing can be done on the "REAcLtE".5~'
Mangle in twenuty iloinutes, without healt or fuel .
NO FUEL. NO HEAT. NO sOLhINO". ..
Prices withlt.,he mnean: of every family. Miade ii slix 3:an "
ten sizes, foi F'amilics, Jlolhels, etA. Every Mantle au rlatoeQoI,,:
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I.GreatClothinglall
. AT REYMOND'S!
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIAl. 11
Beginning May 4th . r
100 Men's Suits at $3.99, Worth 85.00.
U 200 Men's Suits *$5.00, Worth $7.50:
100 Men's Suits at 7.50, Worth $10 to 12,50. "
* 500 Men's Percale and Madras Shirts at only 99 CENTS, the *
' regular $1.50 quality.
If you want the very best goods for the
i least money attend this SPECIAL SALE.
S. I. REYMOND,5
Cor. Main and Third. "
  onneuue mmuemloimol enuenu
School Furniture #Supplies
The "VIcroR" Folding Desks are especially adapted for use In
District and 'arocial Schools. Our lie is complete, Including
Stationary D)esl, 0ouble Desks, Adjustable Desks, etc.
SGETTCuR CAALoGUAn D PRICES BFOR, R MASI NO

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