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.,- ,r ., .; , . . '. . .." 1ý `,..,(, :: :i ! :• " ' : : : " . ! '.i f" ro. " '"S/hy.'i. '~~~ -, ,`Oflil o· -Vi r r ý. ·· Official Jounal of the Parish of West Feliclana and School Board. W. W. LEAK, Jr. Pub and Prop Ed, WEST FEILCIANA PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 12,1897, VOL. VI.---NO. 19. faTfld oIt I . . r.. ...--, ,a. Powell, John . Stone, at. Franclsville. Clinton, La. POWELL & STONE, torneys - at Law, . St. Francisville, La, a gDMPLr. W. R. PEBOY, SEMPLE & PERCY, ttorneys - at - Law. .Will practice in any court in this ,iae in Bank Building. IgBNCISVILLE, LOUISIANA. DR. A. F. BARROW, lcan and Surgeoen, ='r St. Francisville, La. in Leake building. Telephone, 'aswered from either Kilbourne's uawford's drug stores. pNEY POWELL, D.D.S., SDENTIST, Francisville, - Louisiana, tIs prepared to do all work in his line. Office at residence. T. Gastrell, A3DiWABE, STOVES, WAGON CARRIAGB WOOD WORKL s Furnishing Coods. , WOODSY MOWING Mi. :NElS, HAI RAOES, SASH, BLIND8, DOORS, ETC. iJOSEPH STERN, ....Dealer La.... neral Merchandise. Stable In Canoecjin o With Store.. y of Horses and Mules for sale. !Satisfaction Guaranteed. OS. STERN, Foot of Hill. L. P. KILBOURNE, uggist and Chernist, Royal and Prosperity Streets, I St. Francisville, La. ptions carefully compounded. oioe selection of Drugs, Patent Medicines, and Notions. bsh Carden Seed on Hand 'r. W. RAYNHAM. ntractor and Builder. Doors and Dressed Lumber kept ouutantly on hand at shop, near residence, Sto Suit the Times. B. TEUTCH, --0 !y. Feed & Sales Stable, - RIVER FRONr. OR Sara , Louisiana. i -0 PFENGING WIRE ROPE SELVAGE. . ar, Garden, Cemetery, . ilroad and Rabbit Fencing. *tnmikes in ue. Catalogue Free. SPas., Prices Lote. NWOVEN WIRE FENCE CO. 4 !20 N Maret St.,CHICA 0, ILL" La. Fellciana Female Collegiat Institute, o ..JACISON;. LOUISIANA... The 48th session of this Institution will open September 1, 1896. The *. members of the Faculty are ladies of his culture. SrPEALISTS in each depart ment. Superior advantageq are there by offered to those young ladies desir A. ing a thorough and finished education. The health of the Institution is unsur passed. For particulars and catalogue ad 1, dress, ]PISS L. J CATLETT, Prin., Jackson, La. e's "HOME SWEET HOME, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME," ., Is a universal sentiment, and for that reason doubly well named is that ex collent School, The Home institute. . To the young ladies and girls in its L- 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., 1456 Camp Street, New Orleans, La. STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, NATCHITOCHES, LA. Maintained by the State for the I training of teachers. Affords thorough I preparation for the profession of teach ing; full course of academic study, ]. practical training in the art of teach- f ing, one year of daily practice in I model sOhools under guidance of skill- i] ed training teachers. 'Class work ex- ii emplifies the best of modern thought in matter and method of instruction. Diploma entitles graduate to teach in any public school of Louisiana without I examination. I Tuition free to students who teach tl one year after graduation. Entire'ex pense for session of eight month, $110. b Twelfth annual session begins Oct. Ej 1, 1896.' ,. For catalogue write to s] B. C. CALDWELL, Pres. s] BANK HOTEL, T MRS. F. M. DAVIDSON, Prop. c Board by Day,Week or Month, l TERMS, $1.i50 PER DAY. Monthly rates made on application. Location, central. Surround ings, pleasant. Tran sients solicited. so WI Bank Building, St, Francisilile, Louslana, ce I----- - b__ __ Hotel Windsor, ,,..SLAUBGHTER, LA,.... Mrs. J. O. Howell, Proprietress. ,2 ....BOARD... t By the day or month. Single Meals Furnished a Chas. Weydert, .....BAYOU SARA, LA...... t laelmth al Wheelalt'ith,, LOCK and GUNSMITH, Boiler and Gin Stand Repairing a Speolalty. All work that remains in my shop over 90 days will be sold to pay cost. L. Jt J. G. DIEM, ag joi ...St. Franclsvllle, La..., Practical Tin Smith, COPPER and SHEET.IRON all WORKER. sai Tin Cuttering and Roofing its a Specialty. tit chi W'4U vrO~p0#to.4.ad Ito. sE NEWSY ITEMS OF INTEREST, Co.densed Into Short and Pithy Parlgra)lts for Our Subscrib:rs, STEEL ARRIVES FOR THE NEW ROAD. he New Orleans' Mayor Goes to Europe of Lake Charles Must Fight for Its Charter - Good Truck :Farming ir- Storm in Louisiana. Hanged foir, Doub:e Murder. Jim Willis, a negro, was hung at Mansfield Friday for the murder of his wife and father in-law, which occurred [, is that parish about one year ago. He Swas cool and calm and apparently ab solutely fearless to the last, Joseph II. Meeker ill. Joseph H. Meeker, president of the iat Red River, Atchafalaya and Bayou ax- Boeuf levee board, and one of Rapides' most successful sugar producers, is ly ing critically ill at his home, near Le conhpte, with nervous prostration, and little or no hope is entertained for his recovery. Agricultural Institute for June 21. J. G. Lee, State commissioner of agriculture, has arranged with the pro gressive farmers of Iberville parish for an agricultural. institute to be held at New Iberia on the 21st instant. An its interest in such intellectual move n ments is being aroused. Fire at Alexandria. of Fire broke out about 12:30 o'clock ad Thursday night, in the wharf property along the river front of Alexandria, n- and did damage to the extent of about $50,000. The chief sufferer is Capt. Herbert Bryant's fertilizing stores, where the damage amounts to $30,000, .e fully insured. An engine went from Washington to render assistance to the locai companies. Steel Arrives for the New Road. Twenty-eight cars of steel rails and four cats of -spikes, consigned to the ae Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf b Railroad, arrived at Lake Charles,: h- Saturday, over the Southern 'aific" , line. This shipment is equivalent to 1- fifteen miles of steel, sufficient to com in pleteothe line from the C. V. junction 1- into Lake Charles. The -material was, c- immediately transferred to West Lake. Good Truck Farming. n If the farmers aldng the line of the it Houston Central road, from Mer Rouge to Alexandria, do not go into h the raising of early potatoes for the .- Northern market next year, it will not ). be because they have not -had an ob t. ject lesson taught them this spring. Those who had the enterprise this spring to plant early potatoes and to ship them have reaped a profit over and above all expenses of $30 an acre, and in some instances more than that. That boots cotton, and .not only that, cotton can be planted after the pota toes have been dug, thus-making two crops on the same acreage. Will Make Their Report. 8 Next week the State relief committee will complete a report of its operations, in which will be shown just how the money appropriated for the drouth sufferers has been expended, as well as the disposal made of the contributions made by outside parties. This report h will be forwarded to Gov. Foster. Mr. Milleaps, the chairman, who has de voted so much of his time to this labor, said months ago that his final report would show how every' cent of money d was spent and where every bushel of corn was sent. The transactions have been of such magnitude that the report will no doubt be most interesting, p New Oreansm' Mayor Goes to Europe. a Qruite a drowd of personal friends gathered at the Stuyvesant docks in 01 New Orleans, Saturday forenoon, and , wished Mayor Flower bon voyage. The -, steamship IJouisiana, which is carrying- la the chief executive to Europe, is a hi splendid vessel, and although a freight in carrier, has splendid accommodations lii for passengers. There was quite a number of other passengers and the . mayor will have considerable company i during his seventeen days' trip. As al the Louisiana made her way dowa t stream there wad a salute all along the hi line from the steam craft in the harbor. re It was a noisy parting- to the mayor. c but nevertheless a warm one. Must Fight for Its Charter. f R. H. Odam. attorney for Abbott L. Dees, of Lake Charles, filed suit in Judge Kinder's court, Thursday, al against the city of Lake Charles, eu joining the city from selling certain h property for city and special water- f works taxes, alleging the said proper ty is outside the original town of Lake m Charles, as incorporated .under act 79 of the general assembly of 187, and m alleging 'as further grounds that all a amendments extending the limits of said town of Lake Charles, changing its name,.etc., are uncoonstitutional and unauthorized by said act 79. The pe tition also alleges that the present ai charter of Lake Charles is void in to- g to. City Atterney Joe Moore will u Contest this suit to the furthest limit, and the courts will probably be full of it for some time to come. A Farmers' Institute for Opelousas. IS Hon. J. G. Lee, State commissioner of agriculture and immigration, ar rived at Opelousas Friday morning for the purpose of making arrangements for holding a farmers' institute in that town this month. A meeting was held at the court house Friday night, when it was decided that a farmers' institute wouldbe' held in Opelousas on June its 5. Able and experienced lecturers will address the meeting on subjects of much interest to farmers. An ar rangement committee, with Capt. J. J., Thompson as chairman, and J1 H. 1h'imble as secretary, was appointed to attend to details and urge farmers to at attend, Dd ry kItins Burned. Ee Friday night, at'9:30 o'clock, a fire b- was discovered in the drying kilns of the Woodworth Lumber Company, one mile below Monroe. When the fire was first discqvered it was thought it ie could be easily controlled, as every m preparation to fight fire had been i' made. The elevated tanks Burround s o ing the, mill property were full of water and hose were immediately at d tached, a stream of water was playing is on the fire, and when the fire was nearly under eQutrol, the couplings broke, and about the same. time a stiff breeze sprung up, which fanned the flames, and before many minutes all the kilns were on fire, burning , over 6t 00,000 feet . of lumbr, twentyBfour nkilns and a half-mile ofitramway. The loss is estimated at $10,000, with not a cent of insurance. It has not been much over a year when the same par ties lost their entire plant by fire, en tailing a loss of $25,000. Y Cotton Compress for Sale. The Alexandria Compress and Ware house Company has offered their plant for sale, owing to the estates of E. B. Wheelock and Richard Herrick, of New Orleans, owning the controlling interest and refusing to lease, and it has been freely stated that unless they se!' the compress will not be operated the coming season. The city of Alex andria leased the land for n:nety-nine 3 years, and donated. $,000 and exemp L tion from taxation for ten years, and a contract was made for them to keep ,'the compress running every year, so this afternoon A. 13. Rachal, acting mayor, wrote to (. 11. Greene, of New Orleans, president of the co~npress' ~ gompan. asking him to refer to th' contract made between the city of Al exanidria and his company, and if it was true that they did not. Intend to operate the same, and did noo so, the contract would be considered' null and void, and they would be required to move all buildings off, the ground. The Storm in Loiislana. Dispatches received from many points in Louisiana report that droughts of from four to eight weeks duration were broken Friday night by copious and refreshing rains, which will greatly benefit all crops. In Nachitoch`es and adjacent parishes a large corn crop is now assured. At Monroe, La., the rain storm was one of the severest in years. Many fields of corn, large numbers of trees and a great many fences were blown down and some houses wrecked. A few cat tle were killed and half a dozenpersons are reported wounded, with only one whose life is despaired of. The Mer Rouge contry, twenty miles north of Monroe, suffered greatly from a severe hail storm that accompanied the wind and rain, crops being badly damaged. The rain is general and will be a great blessing to the farmers, gardeners and cattle men of North Louisiana, the sec tion that suffered so severely from the drought last season. Givei 'Elm Away. As the result of a family quarrel, Phil. Oster, a counterfeiter, of nation al reputation, surrendered himself at police headquarters in New Orleans, Friday evening, and made a complete confession of his nefarious fransiactions in spurious coin. Upon Oster's state 'nent, Mrs. Alvin Adams, his gister-in law, and J.ams and William Murray, his brothers-in-law, were also taken into custody. Oster's story to the po lice is that he commenced his career as a counterfeiter while se·rving a five years' term for burglary, in the Missis sippi penitentiary. There he made in all about $6,000, which he passed through trusties and others. Upon his release in Mississippi he was ar rested upon the confession of an ac complice and sent to the Chester, Illi nois, penitentiary, where he served four years. Later, he settled in New Orleans and became involved in nu merous crimes of various sorts. For the last six or seven months, under the alias of Spaulding, he has carried on the business of counterfeiting,in which he had become expert. The' counter feit coins were all dollars and were made of a mixture of tin, antimony and other metals, in plaster of paris moulds, and washed with silver. In appearance they were perfect and had a good ring, but the weight was slight ly deficient. Argentine Monopolies. , The governient at Bnenos Ayres is again considering the luestion' of granting monopolies in the manufaot Sre of alcohol, tobacco and salt., of 3. MC. LAWBASON, Pres. E. L, NEwswAx, Vice-Pres. E. J. Beza Bantkof WestFelician ...,ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.... ito a Cash Capital, $25OOG:,00 BDl Safety eposit sfor nt Bo • .or fnt'" . E x:h " ". Exchange bbught and sold. Promp ,rteed., Your budsm"b I solicited a.-ink ho frca 't p.m. Do D"cMro s*;-E. J. Eck, : c, 8 . 'i iason, A ' C, '..Ten to I3rooks, L. P. $ 1bourne, J,. L. Golsa, oh F : Ir in~ br. Newsham, Robert Daaiel, T. W. Butler. SF. M. Mumford, M. M .....DEALER IN..,... DRUGS AND CHEMIICAL " , .....Perfumery, Toilet Articlet, Soaps and Brushes..... Pine Stationery & Blank Bookae e . ....PENS, INK and PENCILS..... i CUTLERY, NOVELTIES and FANCY COOD a n CIGARS and TOBACCO. , PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY C DMPOUNDE ,i Agency of F. Hammer & Company's READTY. MIXEb PAINTS. t • NEW 0GODS I NEW PRICEnSI ,Roumain Bros., - The Jewelers i...BATON ROUCE, LA. . , For the. Fall and Winter Trade we la s ".ared the finest belectien ever ee. itl pl of the State of °. Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, J .: Optical Goods, and Silverware, AT THE VERY LOWEST MARKET PRICEI'I We can and will sell lower than any house in the Sou h. We gji *a, sonal guarantee on dll goods bought of uns Country orders oliaite.i : promptly attended to. Fine Watch Repairing and Engraving a Speclalty, MANGLE ps, " SAn ordina:ry family Iron.ri can be done on the X :Cr.-n Maugle in. twuty minutes, without heat or fuel." NO FUEL. NO HEAT. rN SCOROKhO. " Prices within the means of .very family. Made in .h & Jheswai . ten sizes, for 'amiliies, Ilotels, etc. avery ,angle ,uatata ge. Send 20 stamp for new illustrated Catalavo e, with prrces. THE RACINE MANCLE CO., Racine, W,. iGreat Clothing Salei S* AT REYMIOND'S! =: g BAT-ON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.L SBeginning May 4th. i 100 Men's Suits at 83.99, Worth 85.00. . S 200 Men's Suits at 85.00, Worth 87.50 O 100 Men's Suits at3.50, Worth $10 to 12.5a. * 500 Men'a Pereale and Madra Shifts at only 99 OENTS, l O * regular $1.50 quality . If you want the very best gbods for the - * least money attend this SPECIAL SALER . 8. i. RE Yi ION D , r I Cor. Main and Third. uensenaoeen eeselse®egemnes School FPurniture Supples The "Vicron" oldin- Desks are especially adapted for- sai Distrlca hand Pa .ochio l Schools. Our line~, comnpieto, frrn : . S' btatlonary Des , :'ouble Desks, AdjustabliDesks, ee.-' GET OURI ATALOGUE AKD PRICES BEFORIPtUIRO - ,. " Agents Wanted .verywhe.e.