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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. 3AiWISOVILLE, LOUISIANA. 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. Gba sre1 STOO@VQ WAGON, GQE WOOD Wt[L ishing Cbods. H, ic#Q l, OWING iA. *. ".. ES, SASH, pID)4DOORS, ETC. J08 *H STERN, .Daler lay... >neralre .' Meorhanc.l Stabllet Conuaction WItior ply of Horses and Mules for sale. Batiufaction Guaranteed. _JOB: STERN, Soo1 of Hill. P. I .ILBOURNE, uggist and Chemist, Royal and Prosperity Streets, SSt. Franelsvlle, La. ptions carefully compo nded. 0 sldtion of Drugs, Patent -Uldicines, and Notions. h Carden Seed on Hand t.. AYNHAM. tractor -and Builder, oo and Dressed Lumber kept O.atmantly on hand at shop, near residence, to Suit the Times. B. TEUTCH, ry, Feed * S& Ses Stable, .--U '-U .'1;E . Fh N I '. -u :,ti Sara, : Loulslana. *PENCING WIRE ROPE SELVAGE. ''rm, Garden, Cemetery , ailroad and Rabbit Fencing. 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 - Feliciana 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 passed. For particulars and catalogue ad dress, 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 hood. For catalogue and terms, apply to IMISS SOPHIE B. WRIGHT, Prin.., *458 Camp Street, New Orleans, La. STATE :NORMAL SCHOOL, NATCHITOCHES, LA. 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 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, s BANK HOTEt, 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 sients solicited. Bank Building, St,. Francisville, Lou silna. Hotel Windsor, ....,SLAUSHTER, LA.,... .. Mrs. J,1O. Howell, Proptietyri. .B.BOAR.D.. By the .ay or month. Single Mealh Furnished. Chas. Weydert,, ....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 WORKER. Tin Cuttering and Roofing a Specialty. SWAIl work guaranteed, LOUISIANA HAPPENINGS. CULLED FROM THE LATEST TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS, Serious Re.ilt of it Trivial 3.tlter--10th Ju. diciial Dilitrict Co 't--i; ilw:y Imiprovc. Imenlt--.Iurdertr Killed--Fire---Silitary Organization. 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 A'`ouble Saccess. 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 Cameron parish. 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. 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 Appalling Desolation. 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 .-. Mirnum d Y i .8; 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., The Jewelers, ....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