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Offlcial Journal of the Parish of West Feliclana and School Board.
:,W . LEAKE, Jr., Pub. and Prop ST. FRANCISVILLE, EST FLICIANA PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1897. VOL. VI.---NO 2 'Powell,< John H. Stone, . fr- nciSile, Clinton, La. paoWELL & STONE, reys . - at Law, -. St. Francisville, La. : W. R. PERCY,. " .at.law & Notary Pubilo. O~oe in Bank Building, GISVILLE, LOUISIANA. .praotice in 13th Judicial and Coarts. SBT C. WICKLIFFE, 0 ' at - Law, ,C RAXCIStILL1, LA. n conrt house. Will prae :tO I3th Judicial and Federal xr1"y j at - law, practice in thi co:;:rts of the - t idth jut ici ilii .ricts. Dur tion, awil meet clients at the. "House in Bayou Sara whenever -Coupee Postofi ce, La R.A. F. BARROW,. 'lcian and Surgeon, t. Francisville, La. -I Leake building. Telephone ered from either Kilbourne's ord's drug stores. - EY POWELL, D.D.S., DENTIST, olville, - Louisiana, pepared to do all work in -line. Office at residence. . Gastrell, WARE, STOVES, WAGON aBhGE WOOD WOR.B Furnishing Coods. WOODS~ HOWING MA. HAT RAKES, SASH, MD$, DOORS, ETC. SEPH STERN, ....Dealer ia.... Oral erohandise. l li Connection With Stare, ooiteres and Mules for sale. ifaion Guaranteed. S. STERN, H 'oot of Hill. . KILBOURNE, iid Chermist, al and Prosperity Streets, -t Eranolsville, La. o, arefully compounded. selection of Drugs, Patent iiedi su, and Notions,. rden Seed on Hand actor ad -Builder. ind Dressed Lumber kept tly on hand at shop, Seg residence, . .Suit the Times. your Business. Itisement t Canvasser t~work trest.For liberal y to the "flofk 2 I~aper, - LATE TELEGRAPH ITEMS, THE KLONDIKE RUSH ABATING OWING TO DISCOURAGING NEWS. Killed by a Cirecus Man-..3ay Tax Minis. ters--Epidemic a Thing of the Past.. Killed Because He Refused to Treat..A Peculiar Malady. A Dry Kiln Burned. A dry kiln containing ten thousand feet of clear lumber burned at the Oli phants Lumber Company mill, Waver ly, Tex., Thursday evening. Epidemlo a Thing of the Past. Sihe epidemic by smallpox, which h#i prevailed .in Birmingham, Ala., for a month past, is now reported by the health authorities as practically ended. Only one death occurred dur. ing the entire epidemic. Commercial Statistics. A treasury statement showed that the value of general merchandise im ported into the United States and sub sequently exported, during the last fis cal year, amounted to $18,985,933, as compared with $19,406,451 for the next preceding year. Death of Korea's Ex-Minister. r Mr. Pom Kwang Sob, president of the provisional council of Korea and ex-minister to this country, died at his residence Friday in Washington, at 3:30 o'clock, of acute consumption ag gravated by over-exercise, He was 42 years old. Father and Son Drowned. A special to the Louisville Evening Post Friday from Spottsville, Ky., says: "It is reported from a point above here on Green river that Thomas and Peter Drew were drowned -Thurs. day morning, while going across the river to their farm. Peter Drew was a son of Thomas. Both ane prominent farmers in the Green river valley." - Wealthy Coffee Planter Dead Philip Kern, a wealthy coffee plant. er of San Salvador, died in Tallags Lake, Cai., Thursday. He was one of the best known coffee planters in Cen. tral America. He commenced business fifteen years ago and amassed wealth, until the present value of his property is over $5,000,000. He was a Germaz by birth. Canadian Tariff. The government has advised all Ca. nadian collectors of customs 'to give France the benefit of the preferential clause of the tariff. This makes three countries-France, Belgium and Ger. many-who are now enjoying the ben. efits of the reciprocal arrangement. The question of establishing a bank at Dawson City, Yukon, is now before thl government. Will Be Cremated. Charles von Boeckmann, a well. known German, died at Austin, Tex., :inhursday morning, and under a pro vi~ton of his will, his body was shipped toýSt. Louis to be cremated. He was a member of a society there and s stock holder in the creamatory at that place. His son, Kurtz von Boeckmann, accompanied the remains to carry the old man's ashes back to Austin, A Peouliar Malady. The Falls Creek Tannery, at Falk Creek, Pa., has closed down, beca~ts of the appearance of a peculiar and terrible disease among the employees, of whom four diedl within a few hours after they were seized. It is supposed to be caused by handling some hide, which were imported from China and ,ing them to watch their offcers strict. ly. This step is attributed to the in crea;sing discontent visible in Turke3 against the present government. An Aged Marderer Hanged. Peter MIonahan, 74 years old, was hanged in Baltimore, MId., Friday, for the murder of his wife. The criml was committed on May 25th, 1897, and Monaban was convicted and sen tenced on June 17tl. The drop fell contained the germs of an untnowr and dangerous disease. Measures will be taken to stamp it out before it spreads any. further, GoVernment Threatened, Placards printed in Arabic charac ters have been found posted upon the walls of all the ministeries in Constan tinople, demanding a change in the system of government in the Turkiet empire and threatening violence unlese this is.effected, The placards declare that otherwise blood will flow as dur. ing the Armenian massacres. Minister of War Riza Pasha has sent a circulaM to all the Turkish commanders, direct at 9:56 a.m. Monahan displayed re markable nerve and met his fate with out a tremor. He made no confession or statement of any kind, contenting himself with saying that he had told all he had to say to the court. He was buried in St. Mary's Catholiccem etery, beside the woman he murdered. Killed By a Circus Man. A epecial from Oumberland Gap, Tenn., says that William Miller was shot and killeod by W. W. Clark, one of the sons of the-propiietor ofs circune exhibiting at -thatt place, Thursday night. Miller attempted to force his way into the e s without paying when the difinculty ose, Miller is the only eye-witness o [he killing of John Colson by John D .n. -at Pineville, several months ago. Colson was a brother of Congressman David Colson. May Tax Mlinisters. A local paper and some of the coun cilmen of Fort Scott, Kan., are insist ing that an occupation tax be assessed against the ministers of the town as a means of raising revenue to make up the deficiency occasioned by the clos ing of the saloons. The council it wrestling with an occupation tax ordi nance, and someof the members refuse to support the measure unless it shalt include ministers. The town is two months in arrears with the police adl aries. The city attorney has advised that ministers may be taxed, though they are not in any other town in the land. Itefrised to Treat Them. Wednesday midnight three young men who have been camping near the edge of San Pierre, Ind., met Charles Nelson, a farmer, and demanded that he treat them. Nelson refused, and was shot through the heart by one of the men. Two of the men-have been eaptarti and a party of men are pur suing the one that did the killing. Bloodhounds are on the trail, and it is thought that if the murderer is cap. tared he may never reach the bar of justice. The men claim to be glass blowers from Marion, Ind." - Langtry Will Bring Suit. It was announced Thursday night in London by Edward Langtry, husband of the Jersey Lily, that he -will bring suit for absolute divorce.frombis wife, and that papers in the case would be served on her by his direction this week. Many persons high in social life, apd even coyalty itself, are to be famedas corespondents. Mr. Langtry is moved to this course by the report in the English papers of Mrs. Lantry's prospective marriage to lrince Ester hazy de Galantha of Austria. He-ab solutely denies the paternity of the fourteen-year-o'd child, Jeanne Lang try. . Hanged to a Couttonwood. Harold Morley, of Kansas City, Mo., the fifteen-year-old son of a division superintendent of the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railrbad, left his father's ranch, near Chamberino, in Donna Ana county, N. M., Friday evening, to visit neighbors. Sunday evening the boy's horse came in alone, and search was made for the youth. His body was found hanging in -a cot tonwood tree-on the main road. He had evidently been dead twenty-four hours. The ground showed that the body had been roped from his horse by mounted men and strung up in the cottonwood. The murder is supposed to have been committed by Mexican neighbors, with whom the family have had trouble over their ranch boundsa ries. Klondike IRuahAbating. During the past week the Klondike fever has abated somewhat in San Francisco, owing probably to the dis couraging reports received from Dyes. There are plenty of people who ad nounce their intention of trying to go at once, a large proportion seem dis posed to travel via. 8t. Michaels and up the Yukon. Promote.rs of expedi tions by this route are ready, with pro fuse assurances that the trip can be made before the closing of navigation, but in some cases thiey are careful not to bind themselves in anyway to take passengers through this fall. At the offices of the steamship companies it is reported that inquiry for tickets is di minishing. A Peculiar Accident. J. M. Sellers, who runs a turpentine still and sawmill about five miles from Graham, Tex., was the victim of a pe culiar accident and has had a narrow escape from death. Thursday morning he left home to go into the woods for the purpose of cutting down some pine trees for his sawmill. When about 400 yards from his house he came to a tree which he thought would suit his purpose. When the tree fell a small limb struck him. At first it did not seem to hurt him at all, and he went to work as before. Pretty soon, how ever, he began to feel weak and could not work. He lay down and after a few moments foaund he could not get up. He lay there all Thursday night without water or food. The next morning he succeeded in crawling down to a branch. Then he lay down at the branch. His family had become uneasy by this time. All day Friday the woods were filled with people in search of him. Had he remained where he had cut down the.tree the people would have found him. Late Friday afternoon he crawled out of the branch and with the help of a stick, after a tiresome journey, succeded in reaching the back part of his field. There he managed to get hold of the fence and walked along in that position until almost midnight, when he suc aeeded ii reaching home. Offer to Pay the District Price. Wednesday night' the firm of Taylom & McCoy, Altoona, Pa., posted notices at their Gallitzen coal mine that they would pay the district price, 40 cent, a net ton for allicoal mined, Six week, ago they reduced the price of coal ge ing into. coke to 35 cents a net ten, and.the mines have since been closed down On the strength of this notioe all their men resniedrn . : ork Thursda-i LOUISIANA HAPPENINGS. A PEDDLER MURDERED NEAR DEi"CHAMP STATION FOR HIS MONEY. Increase in Parish Assessments--Drinks Poisoned Whiskey--Denies the Charge of Kidnapping..--Refused Treatment at the Charity Hospital. Bar Elects Delegates to Alexandria. The members of the local bar at Lafayette met Saturday at the court house to elect delegates to the lawyer'.s convention to be held at Alexandria, Sept. 1. All the members of the bar were-elected delegates. Oil Company Elects-Offieers. The board of directors of the St Landry Cotton Oil Company, Opelou sas, met and elected the following offi. cers: J, R, Norman, president; E. B. Dubuisson, vice - president; Nathan Roos, treasurer; Phil. L. Asher, score tary. Increase in Parish Assessments. The assessment rolls for the Parish of Rapides have been completed by Asseisor Collins, and the amount of taxable property in the garish is put down at $4,475,050. This is an in crease over- last year's assessment of $511,105. Southern Watchman's New Editor. Paul Pinckney, managing editor of the Feliciana Herald, St. Francieville, has assumed charge of the Southern Watchman, at Clinton, as editor and manager. He will in future conduct both papers. The Watchman will bt issued on Tuesdays; the Herald on Fridays, as at present. Denies the Charge of Kldnappipg. Mr. Rogerf, the father of the child that was stolen in 1892, was in' Amite City Thursday and held an interview with Tony Tontilo, the Italian charged with the crime. No new facts were develped; the man still maintaine that he came into possession of the child in Arkanaas. New Gin Turns Out Its First Bale. The Sherman ginnery, with the com plete Manger system, started ginning at Erath Saturday and turned. oiitthE first bale of the season. It was sold to L. O. Broussard, cashier of the bank of Abbeville, for 8 .cents, and classed middling. The prospects al Erath are extremely.good for the larg' est crop ever raised in Vermilion. Contract Let for a New Business Block C. E. and G. A. Roberts, who re. cently purchased thebpiece of ground lying on Johnston street etweenFirs and Second streets, Friddy closed thi contract with Hoffmali & Wilson, a Alexandria, to commende constructior on Monday and to complete before Oct. 15, next, a two-story brick build. ing, with plate glass and iron front. Mr. Harris Lectures to Pythian Lodges. Mr. Albert Harris, State lecturer o: the Knights of Pythias, delivered a lecture to a joint meeting of the Natch itoches and Natchez lodges and their invited guests Friday night in the Pythian hall at NatEhitoches. His tall was, of course, dev6ted to questions affecting the order,. but it was none th( less a very interesting discourse to all, He stated that the Louisiana lodges o the order were increasing in member. ship ata wonderful rate and exceeded the expectations of the mdst enthusias. tic members. Uoused Treatment at Charity Hospital. Joseph Ruppert died of lockjaw Fri day morning at Kenner under very sac and, if tumor be correct, inhuman cir. cumstanos . On Sunday, the let in stant, Ruppert accidently studc a nait in his foot. Next day he applied fol treatment at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, but, being told his wound was all right and.needed no treatment, he returned home. The next day, feeling symptoms of lockjaw with limbi stiffening so that he could with difficul ty walk, his, wife accompanied him ti the Charity Hosi~ital and begged foi treatment. The case was abruptly de clined and admittance refusned. Mrs. SRuppert, with tears, directedattentioc to her husband's condition, but to na avail. He was buried BSaturday, mourned by his friends, who condemn the inhumanity of the hospital author ities. Killed at Alexandria. A mysterious murder occurred at 9:10 o'clock Saturday night between Front and Second streets, in the very heart of Alexandria. An. old negrc named Billy Williams was shot by an unknown negro, three shots taking effect, killing him instantly. Four shots were fired, and,so close was the pistol that his shirt and suspendrer were set on fire. One bullet passed through his neek, breaking it, and an other entered just below the heart. Justice of the-Peace A. B. Rachet suri mned a jury, as Coroner- Luckett wan out of the city. The jury werb unable to get any testimony Saiturday night, so adjourned until Sunday, morninig at 9 .o'clock. . Twenty Men Missing.' The steamer Ville de Mallage, which was hound from Ronen, struck the rocks off Alderney island, on the coast of Normandy, France, and the captain aand nineteen members of hr crew are -orted misng-.. . . - - 4. . . ,. . ;.---,. ,.". i , :: .: , . .;: J. Mod. LAWAeoxN, Pres. 'E. L. NZweSA, Vice-Pres. E. . Bs.ejI Bank of WestFelician" ....ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.... Cash Capital, , - $2. O0. Safety Deposit B oxes forEL t Exzhange bought and usoI. Prompt service guaranteed. T ar mk s solicited. Bank hours from 9 a.m. to,8 p.m. SDmzao.ar:-E. J. Buck, :8.: M.O; :Lawson, :Adolph. Teuteb, ý 3D:. ; Brooks, L. P. -ilbourne, J. L. Golsen, John F.- Irvine, r.- : ...; r Newsham, Robert Daniel, T. W. Butler. F. M. Mumford, M.D, .....DEALER IN..... DRUGS AND CHEMICALB, . ....Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Soaps and Bruihea.... 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