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S Official Jo al. of the Parish of West Feliciana and School Board.
g LEAKE, Jr., Pub and Prop ST. FRANCISVILLE, WEST FELICIANA PARISH; IA. SATURDA-Y, JIE 26 1897.
IF rjfeai1J l 6 6r 54
. Powell, John H. Stone,
, LFrancaisillo . Clinton, La.
.pOWELL & STONE,
orneys - at - Law,
St, Francirville, La.
rI.Z ..VW. B. PEBO. Y
SEMPLF & PERCY,
,rneys - at -- LIn .
practice iu any court in this
tOffiein Bank Building.
RI, A.F. BARROW,
cjin and Surgeon,
ere ?rom either Kilbournie's
oids drug 'stores.
. POWELL, D.Q.s.,
prepared to do all work in.
tne.lO Office at residence.
GQE WOOD Wt[L
H, ic#Q l, OWING iA.
*. ".. ES, SASH,
J08 *H STERN,
Stabllet Conuaction WItior
ply of Horses and Mules for sale.
Soo1 of Hill.
P. I .ILBOURNE,
Royal and Prosperity Streets,
SSt. Franelsvlle, La.
ptions carefully compo nded.
0 sldtion of Drugs, Patent
-Uldicines, and Notions.
h Carden Seed on Hand
oo and Dressed Lumber kept
O.atmantly on hand at shop,
to Suit the Times.
ry, Feed * S& Ses Stable,
.'1;E . Fh N I '.
:,ti Sara, : Loulslana.
WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.
''rm, Garden, Cemetery
, ailroad and Rabbit
P les i, cuse. (UtUtlo e F1:ire.
At I'rid. Bies I.ow.
SWOVEN WIRE FENCE CO.
1t120 N. Market St., CHICAGO. ILL.
%clozls anb Itagcz s.
mmm ! |mm m ram -
F• male Caoljiat
The 48th session of tinstitttion
will open Septesber , 1896. 'he
members of the Faculty are 'ladies of
culture. SrPEcALIaTS in each depart
ment. Superior advantages are there.
by offered to those young ladies ~e8ir.
ing a thorough and finished education..
The health of the iLnstitution is unsur
For particulars and catalogue ad
T the young ladies and girls in its
charge it gives the advantages of in
atruotion 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
For catalogue and terms, apply to
IMISS SOPHIE B. WRIGHT, Prin..,
*458 Camp Street, New Orleans, La.
STATE :NORMAL SCHOOL,
Maintained by the State for the
training of teachers. Affords thorough
pjeparation for the prof~g pn of teach
ing; full course of hbcl~ mio study,
practical training in.the art of teach
in 'one year of 'daily practice in.
motel schools under guidance of skill
ed ,aining teachere. Class work-ex
emifties the best of modern thiouht
in siatter'and inethod of instruion.
Diploma entitles graduate to tesodin
any public school of:Louiajana without
Tuition free to students who teach
one year after graduation. Entire ex
pense for session of eight month, $110.
Twelfth annual session begins Oct.
.For catalogue write to
B. C. CALDWELL, s
M 1RS. 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
Bank Building, St,. Francisville, Lou silna.
....,SLAUSHTER, LA.,... ..
Mrs. J,1O. Howell, Proptietyri.
By the .ay or month. Single Mealh
....BAYOU SARA, LA;.... .
Bcksmith anid Wheelwright,
LOOGE and GTJNSMITII,
Boiler and Gin Stan Repdlring a Speooialty, :
All work that-remains in my shop over
90 cg pwill be sold to pay cost.
J. C. .blElw,
....St. Francisville, La...
Practical Tin Smith,
* COPPER and SHEET.IRON
Tin Cuttering and Roofing
SWAIl work guaranteed,
CULLED FROM THE LATEST TELEGRAPHIC
Serious Re.ilt of it Trivial 3.tlter--10th Ju.
diciial Dilitrict Co 't--i; ilw:y Imiprovc.
Pensions and 'Postimasters.
Pensioned: Edgar Atla, Harding
Wesley, New Orleans. Postmasters
a;pointed:- Mermititif, Acadia Igar
ish, Victor Maigndul '
Railroad Connection Made.
The connection between the K. C.
P. and G., and the South Pacifio
'railrodds was made Saturday about a
"half mile west of Lake Charles.
Trains will enter Lake Charles over
,the new.r gaas far its that junctipp
Atj i in ýi thlrb e irei ove -tho Sout1 ii.i
The entertainment FFriday night
at: Conaers Hall;, for: the benefit
:Camp 78, U. C,- AV:. was a"
see of camp life, ~ocal and inst.u
mi nal'i arid iecitations' by ,(otie
of the fair etind weetest daaightersif
te jIrislih f'SL.Ielena.. .* -
"'" Store and PostofieeBurned. ".
h·e store belonging to Capt. August
Johnson, containing a stock-of gen
eral merchandise valued at $4 ,00, and
also the Calcasiel postoffice, of whicb
Capt. Johnson is postmaster, burned
to the ground, with but $2,500 .insur
ance. This store is located about
twenty-two miles below Lake Charles,
on the Calcasieu river, and is near the
dividing line; between Calcasieu and
Louisiana Confederate Veterans.
The State camps of the U. C. V.
met Friday night at Memorial Hall at
New Orleans and elected a major-gen
eral. Col. E. H. Lombard was chosen.
His opponent was Col. Ambrose Ma
ginnis, after whose defeat the nomina
tion of Col. Lonibard was made unan
imons. Reports of the major-genera
and officers for the year were' read,
routine business transacted, and differ
ent matters discussed.
Mateo the Cross Man is Dead.
The widely known eccentric charac
ter, known as Mateo, the cross man,
was found dead just outside of his cab
innear Abita Springs, by a Choctaw In
dian'a day or two since. Mateo has
been one of the most unique characters
.of eastern Louisiana for the past thirty
five years. He always *ore from 75 to
,100 croese attachedto hisa~4thing; and'
was crazed on religion.
A Fugitive Murde rer Killed.
Saturday night, June 12, Simon Ri
ley assassinated James Ellis at a dance
in Concordia parish and effected his
escape. Last Wedn'esday night he re
turned to the stene of his crime and
duly authorized officers learnqd that
he was to return and went to the house
that he was to visit. One of the latter
opened the front door and commanded
bijn to surrender. He said he would,
but slammed! the door in the officer's
face-and fled out the back door. As he
was running the officer at the back
door ordered him to halt, but he
would not stop. That officer, J. W.
Rountree, then fired one shot at the
fugitive. which entered his abdomen,
killing him. Jpnntree was exonerated
by the coronef's jury.
Import Railway C'nnection.
SThe Kansas City, Pittsburg and
Culf H1aiIroad isaspeeding on to the
Gulfof Mexico, aBd it is announced
th~otit will be open and in operation
betw'een Kansas City and Iort 'Arthur
next monih. Commencing Saturday
through trains with througlth. sleeping
cars .ill be run from Kansas City to
Porj Arthur, by way of Lake Charles,
La. The trains will use the tracks of
the Southern Pacific Railway between
Lake Charles and Beaumont till the
gap between De Quincy and Beaumont
is filled. The constr'mction work is
proceeding rapidly, and it will be only
i few weeks before the Pittsburg and
Gulf will reach Port Arthur. over its
own tracks from Kansas. City. Lake
Charles, which will be reached this
we ek, is 741 miles south, of Kansas
City. _ .
- A FataT'Shot.
.'liuhrsday avening, at 6:10 :o'c!ock,
at the corner of Thern.e, and Tchoupi
toulas streets, New Qrleans, two ne
groes, named John Gociss and William
Johnson, had a row over some trivial
matter. 'he afthir endled in Johnson
awing a revolver and firini one shot,
Ie hullet taking eff~tc in the left side
of Geiss' neck, inflicting a dangoron
if nt .a fptal would. The wounded
man was placed iun the ambulance and
taken to the hiopital, whcreo his wound
was pronounced as extremely danger
ous. Johnson fled, but was soon
caught by the oflicers. The prisoner
was confronted with the wounded man
and he fully identified him, after which
he was locked up.
Amite City District Court.
The criminal June term of the six
teenth judicial district court ex'pired
Saturday afternoon, after two weeks'
efforts of clearing up every 'docket of
important criminal cases. Some of
them went to the jury. but few con
victions were reported. Judge Reid
Saturday sentenced Jim Davis for
petty larceny to six months in thepar
ish joil, subject to the action of the
police jury; George Crittendon, for
robbery and petty larceny, four years
in the State penitentiary; Ed Jackson,
larceny of a watch, two years in the
penitentiary;' S. S. Carter, carrying
concealed weapons, one day in the par
islh jail and cost of court. The case of
thb Chicago, St. Louis and New Or
leans Railroad coinpany vs. A. L.
Booth, tax collector of Roseland, con.
called and fifty-six answered. The
election of commis ioned officers was
then in order. S. Guggenheim, form
erly ofhe Creole Guards, of Plaque
mine, ~"as lccte:d captaiu; A. Wetter
mIrkc -Jr., cashier of the First Nation
al B. l', of Alexandria, was elected
flet, lieutenant Wynneno Barrett, son
of chair Wiets eledtec1 As
other talk from e4hrnian larrett the
meeting adjourned until one night this
week when the organization will be
perfected. The. roll has been greatly
ftinned. I. C.. §reland re. Illinois
C lroad com any, tried ,and
:-Ijlitnry C1[tpany Organize
• biYn to H#all there w'i*s £: meet
g in the eq ise at Ajitandria
.Iday ngh erpse organ*
izing anmilit npany• Iop. B. J.
Barrett, maycrot Pifl le alt, c it thb
meeting to order and explaiined tlieh-ý
ject of the tnedting. Mr. Barrett was
called as pernianent dhairman, and J.
L. Ross, manager of the telephone
company, secretary. The roll was
increased and the material already got
ten is as good. ,as can be found any
where, and a great many of the officers
and members have already served in
the same capacity.
Ascension Academy, the high school
of the public school system of Ascen
sion parish, located in Donaldsonville,
held its ;twelfth annual commence
ment exercises at the Phoenix Opera
House Friday night. Notwithstand
ing the intense heat and the fact that
a small admission tee was charged, the
house was jammed with an appreiative
audience. At 7 p.m. the curtain rose,
displaying a pretty picture iq the form
of a bevy of pretty girls- ad hand
some. boys, who sang with .charmiug
naivete "Greeting to spring." This
was tle prelude to the interesting pro
gramme which evoked applause
throughout. The graduates were the
cynosdure of all eyes;end as each re
eqived her diploma the audience ap
plauded. .· The young .ladies who .-n
'isKe the course are: Misses H. Z.
WYeekir_ . W. Godbery, Eudolie'Dic
tarry,'C. . Quimby, Ella Proffit, Irene
Carmouche 'and . Florence Lafalgue"
The following medals were awarded:
Miss Haida Weeks, of the graduating
class; Miss Laura Harp, of the second
class;, Misses Sophie Wild and May
Thompson. of the third class; elocu
tion, Miss Ollie Maurin. Misses Ione
P.. Weeks, McGilliard and Margaret
Dausee also received medals awarded
by their teachers for various' at
tainments. A book for sohollar
ship was awarded Miss Lucille Maurin
and also to Misses Lear, Cora Dai
feres aid Dauseo. For the best essay
Miss Laura M. Harp was awarded the
medal, Miss Ollie Maurin, second.
President Armitage, of the school
board, distributed the medals, ce tifi
iates and books, and Prof. R. N. Sims,
Jr., eloquently and appropriately
addressel the audience. The pianists
for the occ6ion were: Misses Florence
'thompset, Sudie Robertson, Stella
Richardj Emma Montamat. Master
Eugene .,Montajnat,'is a tiolin solo,
sxquisite rendered "The Bluebells of
Scotland. '.. The corps.of teachers who
I bored so efficiently and successfully
tifis season are,: R. N. Sims, Jr, prin
=ipal; Misses Florence Thompson, Co-'
lestine LastrPpes, Sudie Robertson,
5damie Armitage'and Ida Turner.
FATAL CYCLONE IN FRANCE.
The Slte of a Village Recomes a Scene of
A cyclone swept over the villages of
Bezones and Columbre, near Paris,
France, Friday afternoon. Houses
.collapsed, trees were torn up, tele
graph wires were broken, severalpeo
ple injured and much general ,kag
sas dno. -
At the time the cyclone struck As
nieres, a.~fr was in progress. - Every
thing S~ s literally demolished. Two
hundred trees were uprooted, The
roof of. fireworks factory was blown
off, a taflrnianey was blown down 'd
the boile~lixpioded, killing several
persons andinjuritig fifteen. It is re
ported that several persons were kill
ed in a cafe. In every direction houses
and other buildings were more or less
seriously damaged. It is estimated
that throughout thb district over 0!eh
the cyclone moved at least twenty pC?$
sons wdre killed and ninety wounded.
The whole garrison at Courbevoie,
about five miles northwest of' Paris,
went at a double.quick pace to Asni
eres, after the'disaster, where the scene
was one of widesplread and appia~ng
desolation.. Ivery booth, van and
merry-go-;ound in.the fair was smash
ed, and the circular railway was ruin
ed. Conisiderable damage was" also
done at St. Denis.
3. McO. LAwnAsoN, Pres. E. L. NEWSnAM, Vice-Pres. E. J. Buex,jCashfer.
Bank of West Feliciana
.,..ST. PRANCISVILLE, LA.... N
Cash Capital, . . $25,000.
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent,
Exchange bought and sold. Prompt service guaranteed. Your businesa Is
solicited. Bank hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DIRECTOIs:--E. J. Buck, S. MI. Lawrason, Adolph Tebtsob, 0. D.
Brooks, L, P. Kilbourne, J. L. Lnsan, John F. Irvine, Sr.; B. L,
Newsham,' Robert Danjel,, T. W. Butler. ." i
*f *·, ,.li~ *.iBT~t
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oDRUGS . D C O MICAS,
Pr r fuz i le iet r Whps andirasheer....
Fine Statioiiery & Blank Books, .
.....PEN, INK and PENCILS.....
CUTI,ERY, NOVELTIES,; and ' FANQY, COOD8,
CIGARS and TOBACCO. ~ . ,
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY C MPOUNDED.
Agency of F. Hammer & Company's READY"
MIXED PAINTS. '
HEW GOODS I NEW PRICES I
* Roumain Bros.,
....BATON ROUCE, LA....
For the Fall and Wirter Trade we have a
cured the finest selection ever seen in this par
of the State of
, iaiaids, Watches,. Clocks, Je.ly,I j
Optical Goodls, and Silverware,
*AT THE VERY LOWEST MARKET PRICE I
We can and will sell lower than any house in the Soath. We give a pr
sonal guarantee on all goods bought of us. Country orders solioited aam
promptly attended to.
Fine ,Watch Repairing and E ving a Specialty. .
SMANG AIL AND HOTEL USE
An otllrdinay fallliy irolning can be dono on lhe0 "I'I~t",E
Mangle in twenty mIinutes, without llat or fuil:
NO FUEL. NO HEAT. NO QCORCHINC.
Prices witlin tlI means of every family. Made in six styles anrl
teu sizes, for 1,-milie-, llote.ls, ctl. Every Mangle CO aranteed.
Send 2c stamp for new illustra d Catalogue; wiih prices.
" THE RACINE I"ANLE'E CO., Racine, ,Wis.
. AT- REYMOND'S !
BATON ROUGE, LOtJ8IIANA.
SBeginning May 4th.
* 10p~a Suits.at '8.99, W'drthi o0. - .
' 200 Men's.Suits at 85.00, Worth $7.50.
100 Men's Suits at 7.50, Worth 810 to 12,50. "
"' .00 Men's Percale and Madras Shirts at only 99 NTS, the
regular $1.50 quality. ",
If you want the very best goods for the
least money attend this SPiCIAL pALE.
S. I R YMOND,
Cor. iVMain and Third. U"
reg eg ~sPr ~leg onesoneseg eges059
School Furniture e Suiplies
Thle "VICTORn" FoI~linr, T)~eslq are especially a naaptI'll f,,r 4t"3~i
_ Istrict and Pa':rochf~ll ';r~hols. Or ieý opct< u
Stationary, Dessis, 2ituiu Desks, Adjustable J)cski, etc.
GET OUR CATALOGUE `F.D PRICES BEFORE PURCHASING.
Agents Wantad 2verywvhero.
THOMAS KANA E & M, Racire, W7,3