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Offlolal Journal of the Parish of West Feliclana and School Board.
W, W, LEAKE, Jr., Pub. and Prop ST. FRH CISVILLE, WEST FILICIANA PARISH,;LA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1897. VOL. VI.---N O ,~.
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SI ' powell, John H. Stone,
P. rolovllwe. Clinton, La.
,. WELL & STONE,
..AttQo eYs - at - Law,
St. Francisville, La.
S ROBERT SEMPLE,
agttornly .- at - Law,
:ill practice in the courts of the
itlh and 14th judicial districts. Dur
ing vaiotion, will meet clients at the
Iouon House in Bayou Sara whenever
i",:tI Coupee Postoffice, La
W. RIJ HARDS PERCY,
Attorne.V t-Law & Notary Public,
ST. F'ANC[IVILLE, LA.
Will practice in the 13th Judicial
District, 4th Circuit; Supreme and
Federal Courts. Office in Bank Build.
ROBT. C. WICKLIFFE,
Attorney - at - Ltawv,
ST. FRANC;ISVILLE, LA.
Oflige near court houso. Will prae
Stieein the 13th Judicial anti Federal
DR. A. F. BARROW,
physician and Surgeon,
St. Francisville, La.
01es in Leake building. Telephone
oils answered from either Kilbourne's
K Mumford's drug stores.
MONEY POWELL, D.D.S.,
~rnnmoaiille, - Louisiana,
i prepared to do all work in
his line. Office at residence.
l To. Gastrell,
IBIWARE, STOVES, WAGON
it CABBIAGE WOOD WORK.
erUse Furnishing Ceods.
-BOI, WOODS' w OWING NA.
I , RnMs, ILT RAIUS, `1AS,
G SLIND8, DOORS, ETC.
i Ul Stabll i Connection With Store.
,.&slof Horses and Mules for ails.
Foet of Hill.
' L. P. KILBOURNE,
S~him Royal and Prosperity Streets,
St. Franolsville, La.
ýtsrIptions carefully compounded.
Choice selection of Drugs, Patent
Medicines, and Notions.
'.smh Carden Seed on Hand
T. W. RAYNHAM,
, Doors and Dressed Lumber kept
S:eastantly on hand at shop,
S near residence,
to Suit the Times.
oker and Confectioner,
T, FRANCISVILLE, LA.
k$.resd, Pies, Cakes, Cream Puffs
all sorts of Fancy Sweets. Home
S1n1g weddings and picnic par
LOUISIANA HAPPENINGS, Th
THIEF CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF ROBBING frei
AN UNDERTAKING ESTABLISHMENT, ten
Pomp Corley Admitted to Ball..-Cottn taji
Worms Make Their Appearance..Dwet car
ings in Denland..Store and Contea* yea
Tried Carbolic Acid.
The dead body of Joseph Schillinger,
sf New Orleans, who went to New
York last January, was found, Satur. Th
lay, in his room in the latter city, A
Ile had committed suicide by swallow
nng carbolic acid. Ska
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Cotton Worms Make Their Appearance. nea
There are various reports from the of
aorthern part of Lafayette parish,near dev
iarencro that cotton worms have made arri
their appearance. Paris green cannot fro
)e easily used, as that section was vie Sot
.ed by a windstorm recently and the stol
Cotton plants were blown to the why
Appointmnents by the Governor. chc
Gov. Foster has appointed Arnold this
Fhompson, justice of the peace, fifth the
yard, Point Coupee, vice Valentine ing
Peyton, deceased; Arthur V. Robert. but
,on, police duror, sixth ward, Point g'i
Coupee, vice Frank G(uesin, deceased; dia
Thas. Cuneo, clerk of second city the
Court, Orleans, vice Edwin Bothe, de- Th
Reduced Railroad Rates to the Fair. Fe
Through the efforts of Mr. E. Da- the
)oval. Jr., the Southern Pacific has not
granted one and one-third fair from all for
)oints between Morgan City and da'
sake Charles for the occasion of the pa;
trand fair to be given at Rayne, Sept. the
for the benefit of the Catholic me
ihurch at that place. Preparations hil
ire being made for the accommodation
if a large crowd.
Business League Organized.
A business league was organized at .n
Washington Friday night, and the pra
*oard of directors met Saturday to ani
,onfer on several matters of impor- po
ance to the town. The officers are; Tb
?bhilip Jacobs, president; A. S. Durke, the
rice-president; J. T. Nixon, secretary; pry
?. P. Martin treasurer; Directors- W
?hilip Jacobs, Leon Wolff, J. G. Car- Jo
iere, W. S. Duke and J. T. Nixon. mi
First Bales Twenty Days Late. th
The first cotton of this year's crop, ve
ix bales, was 'received in Collinstdn, th
4aturday, just twenty days behind last th
tear. Conservative farmers estimate M
he falling off in the cotton crop to be fir
At least 20 per cent in the last two q
reeks, the rains causing it to rust and of
shed its leaves and small bolls. The
roll and leaf worm have made their CO
,ppearance and some damage to the th
otton is expected from them. m
Coffee War Extends to New Orleans. fo
In the merry war between the sugar
rust and the Arbuckles, in the coffee
ine, the smaller mills have, as a rule,
tot been "in it," but Saturday the ei
Jrescent Mills, of New Orleans, own- di
ad by Smith Brothers & Co., the large di
mporters, joined the procession by w
announcing a cut of half ,a cent on aI
heir Str and Crescent brand. They d
- are the largest coffee importers in the '
bouth and are in a position to keep in t
he fight for some time. 5
Shooting of Bacon.
R. Lee StagRg. who shot and seriously i
rounded John E. Bacon, his brother- a
n-law, at Dubuieson Station Thursday,
aurrendered to the sheriff at Opelousas
laturday. He arrived on the noon i
ramn acoompanied by at least twenty I
a, riends, from Whiteville, his home,
vho came for the purpose of helping 9
tim to secure bail and to go on his
,ond. The Stagg family is an influen
;ial one, and Lee Stagg was for a num
>er of years a trusted deputy of Sher
ff Fontenot. t_
Drowned in a Well. a
Friday morning, shortly after 7 n
d o'clock, little Jacob Kooke, aged 3 e
years, suddenly disappeared from his a
. ome, at No. 1315 Mazant street, near C
Urquhart, New Orleans. The boy's a
parents instituted search for the misse. l
!ng lad, but no trace, of him could be c
found, and the police were then re
quested to keep a lookout for him.
Shortly afterl 1 o'clock John Haller, t
ine of Mr. Itocke's employee, had oo s
lasion to go to the well, and to his hor- c
S ror discovered the drowned boy's body
in it. The boy, it seems, had been i
playing by the well and accidentally
fell in. The coroner viewed the body.
pt Is Patrick Paine Insane ?
In the cease of the State of Louis
iana vs. Patrick Paine, convicted of I
murder committed in Monroe in April,
the supreme court has ordered that a
preliminary writ of mandamus be is
s ened to ti,. trial judge, to cause sals
Paine, alieged to be insane, to be
brought before him and examined at
to whether he be sane or insane, or ir
the alternative, that cause be shows
r why such preliminary order should
not be mado absolute and enforced.
The cause will be" heard in the sn
preme court on Sept. 6.
Orders for Wheat Car Doors Being Filled
me The Big Creek Lumber Company's
mammoth saw mill at Pollock, La., it
miles north of Alexandria, on the Irou
ar- Moultain railroad, is running fll time
and cut 132 feet of lumber .and hat
very near averagecd that cut daily. I
They have a crew of men working day
and night, making grain doors for the
freight cars of the Iron Mountain sys. PR'
tom. They have just completed 20,.
000 and Saturday received an order
for 12,000 additional doors, which cer
tainly proves that railroads intend tc I[t
carry some of the western grain this J'
year through Alexandria to New Or- ti
SHOT BY ViGILANTES.
Thlie Pa's "the Penalty in the Alaska
Gold Fields. Je
An unknown - man was shot on the of
Skaguay trail by a committee of viii- ed
lantes, and his body is now rotting be
neath a pile of rocks within a few rods as
of Seattle pass. The news was carried
dewn by the steamer Utopia, which
arriiied Monday morning at 4 o'clock tic
from Skaguay. She left Aug. 24th. ha
Some time ago a sack of flour was
stolen. Suspicion pointed to a man
who was encamped near the summit of °
the pass. A committee of six was
chosen to ferret out and punish the WE
thief. These men went to the tent of
the suspected man and found the miss- ial
ing sack. The man begged for mercy, re
but the committee, satisfied of his
guilt, decreed that he be klled imme- r
diately. The man was dragged from en
the tent and tied up tightly to a pole.
The committeemen stood off a short a
distance and shot together. The
thief's body was pierced in six places. tis
Feeling their duty done and sick of r
their task the vigilantes left at once, th
not even waiting to put the bleeding fo
form beneath the ground. For three to
days it hung there in full view of those
passing. The odor emanating from A
the body became so offensive that two t
men cut it loose and carrying it up a it
hill-side covered it with a pile of stones. a
Coal Advancing at Pittsburg.
By the end of next week all the coal at
.u the Monongahela liver district will Li
practically be in the hands of one firm in
and prices will be made by the lucky r!
possessors of the valuable mineral. P
There has been a steady increase in et
the price of coal all the week and at at
present coal brings from 10 to 10o. p
When the strike begun the firm of is
John H. Jones & Co. saw that prices
must advance and they quickly went t]
to work and bought coal everywhere i
they could, at prices which now seem b
very cheap. They have been buying 3
the coal and now practically control
the trade in the vicinity of Pittsburg.
Mr. Jones Saturday admitted that his
firm held over 500,000 bushels. In
quiries among other coal firms devel
oped the fact that there is very little
coal outside of that held by Jones 4
Co., and that firm would be able to get
their own price. Saturday they were
marking 9}c for iun-of-mine, and 10.e
for lump coal. This is an advance of
1c over Friday.
Dearmitt Pleads in Vain.
The campers at Plum Creek, Pa.,
executed a flank movement upon the
deputies on guard there shortly before
daylight Saturday, and before they
were discovered they had marched all
around the company's houses and in
duced eight men to stay at home.
WVhen the deputies arrived they at.
tempted to stop the marchers, but the
strikers paid no attention to the or.
ders and when they had finished theia
work marched back to camp. There
is much suffering at Camp Isolation os
account of the lack of clothing and
shoes. Many of the men are barefoot
ed, having worn their shoes out march
ing and doing missionary work, Supt.
Dearmitt visited a number of the
striking miners at their houses, early
Saturday morning, but failed to indnce
any of them to return to work.
Wheat Suffers from the Bears.
If statements which were made on
the flooi during the sessions at Chicago
are true, Friday's slump was not so
I much due to the weak cables and for
eigu sellings as to manipulation. -These
statements were to the effect that John
Cudahy and Charles Counselman, two
s of the heaviest traders on the floor,
have formed a union to break the so,
s called bu'l pool and the erratic action
- of the market is but the result of the
struggle between the two big combina
tions, It was the general opinion that
some bear influence was at work on the
curb before the opening, but that it
y was a bear pool, traders as a rule are
a not quite ready to admit.
Mails to the Klondike.
A new steamboat mail service be
tween Juneau and Dyse, Alaska, the
- first stretch on the overland trail to
1 the Klondike region, was announced
i, by the postoffice department at Wash
a ington. It provides for the dispatch
s of the mails from Juneau twice a month
s immediately after the arrival of the
Smail steamer from Seattle and arriving
as in Dyea in 12 hours. The mails will
ir leave Dyes twice a month, a few hours
'a after arriving from Juneau, or in time
Id to connect wfith the mail steamer aot
d. Junean for Seattle.
Estimated Cotton Crop of Texas.
The Houston Post has issued its cot
d ton report for the beginning of the
r new season. It places the minimum
1- at 2,500,000 bales for the State, with a
o0 possibility of 3,000,000 bales, if all
BE conditions are favorable from now on
'a and the-frolti are late.
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MEETING OF LAWYERS. . e
PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN BAR
Interesting Address by the Governor of New
Jersey..Resolutions Adopted Committing
the Association to an Effort to Bring
About International Arbitration.
The members of the American Bar
Association Thursday morning, at
Cleveland, 0., listened to an excellent
address by John W. Grigge, of New
Jersey, on "Legislation and the Needs
of Reform in Law Making," and adopt
ed a resolution which committed the
association to an effort to bring about Bros
international arbitration treaties with New
all enlightened nations of the earth.
"z The committee had drafted a resolu
tion which satisfied all delegates, they
having slept on the question and cooled
off. John Prentiss Poe read the re
port, as follows:
"To the American Bar Association:
"The special committee to which
were referred the report of the com
mittee on international law, and espec
ially the resolutions appended to that
report and the several amendments
proposed thereto, with instructions to
submit to the association a resolution
embodying their views as to the action F
proper to be taken by the association
at this time, have considered the sub
ject with so much care as the limited
time at their disposal has allowed, and
respectfully present as a substitute for
the resolutions of the committee and
for all the amendments thereto the fol
"Resolved, That the American Bar
Association, renewing with emphasis
the strong declaration made by it at
its last annual meeting in favor of the A
adjustment of controversies between
nations by the medium of enlightened
international arbitration, expresses its -
I earnest hope that the efforts to estab
I lish so beneficial a principle may not
i in their general spirit and purpose be
F relaxed, and that the administration of
President McKinley will take such
I steps as may be appropriate to negoti
ate just and liberal treaties with foreign
powers for the accomplishment of this
f important result.
5 "Resolved further, That a copy of
t these resolutions, signed by the presi
S lent and secretary of the association,
a be sent to the president of the United
i1 "JOHN PRENTISS POE, Maryland.
S"JUDGE E. R. .SHEaRAN, Chicago.
is "JAx H. Ho.Or, Cleveland."
- A motion to send the resolutions to
L- the house and senate was defeated.
e The committee on Uniform State
t laws submitted the following;
S "I'hirty States and one Territory
e save now appointed commissioners on
o aniform State laws, The negotiable
f instrument act, cupied substantially
from the act on bills and notes, revised ao
tud recommended for adoption by the p,
,onference of commissioners last year,
1" ias become a saw in the State
he if New York, Conneticut, Color
re ido and Florida. It passed one
9 branch of the legislature in several
ll states, but failed in the other branch,
n Ihiefly, as has been reported, on the
e. round that sufficient time had not been
. reported, on the ground that sufficient
be time had not been given for the consid
' eration of so important a measure.
S "Ite passage be the leading commer
r' aial States of the Union will probably
o0 'ead to its general adoption. 'Tho con
nd erence at its session this week formu
)t- lated no new measures, An act on
h livorco and one on sales are being pre
he "Your committee has nothing to add
ly to its usual annual statement as the im
CI portance of securing the appointment
of commissioners in all of the States.
We repeat our belief that the success of
the enterprise for uniformity depends
on greatly on the co-operation of the bar
igo association of the country.
so L. D. BREWSTEn, Chairlan."
O- The same cmmittee to which was re
ese ferred the question reported thait they
hn were of the opinion that it was not ex
We pedient to provide by law for the com
or, pensation of consel for accused persone
s on trial in the United States courts in
t all ceases, but that in case of persons in
the dieted for crimes punishable by death
a or imprisonment for life some provison
h of law should be made for the employ
the ment and compensation of counsel for
the defense such as is found in some
re of the State's statutes. TheRevised
Statutes of the United States provide
for the assignment of counnsel in capi
be- tal eases, not exceeding two, as the ac
the ncused may desire, but no provision is
to made for the compensation 9f such
eh The committee on payment laws sub
tb mitted an interesting report of legisla
nth tion secured.
th Mr. Francis Rawle, of. Philadelphia,
the the treasurer of the association, re
Sported a balance of $3,702.42 in the
e After the admission of a number ol
a Cleveland lawyers to the asooiation an
adjournment was taken until eveninu
Printers Adopt Resolutions.
cot- A mass meeting called by the print
the ers' union to take action on the St.
pu Louis Labor Conference was held in
th a Houston, Texas, Sunday afternoon,
Sall and was largely attended. Resolutions
r on in line with the call issued by the mine
workers were pssed,.
3. aoC. LWaesoN, Pros. E. L. NwuEan, Vice-Pre. E. J. 4aOpUhle0
Bank of West Felioiana iT
.,..ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA....
Cash Capital, - - - $25,000.
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent.
Exchange bought and sold. Prompt eervice guarmteed. You buainei bs
solicited. Bsnk hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
DIECT0os:--E. J. Buck, S. MoO.. Lawrason, Adolph TeSutah, 0. D.
Brooks, L. P. Kilbourne, J. L-. Golun, John F. Irvine, Sr.; E L
Newsham, Robert DaO iel, T. W. Butler.
F. M. Mumfordi, M.D.,
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
.....Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Soap. and Brushes.....
Fine Stationery 8& Blank Books,
.....PENS, INK and PBN(IS......
CUTLERY, NOVELTIES and FANCY COODS,
CIGARS and TOBACCO.
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED.
Agency of F. Hammer & Company's READY
NEW GOODS I NEW PRICES I
Roumain Bros., .
....BATON ROUCE, L'A....
For the Fall and Winter Trade we hive me.
cared the finet aeleotien ever ms in thl part
of the state of
o alill on ttl- bis , * ,
Optical Goods, and Silverware,
AT THE VERY LOWEST .MARKTiE PRICE! I
We can and will sell lower than any house in the Soath. We give a per
sonal guarantee on all goods bought of n.s Country orders molioitedl ul
promptly attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing and.Engraving a Splcialty.
School Furniture ( Supplies
The "VICTOR" Folding Desks are especially adapted for use in
District and Parochial Schools. Our line is complete, including
Stationary Desks, i.ouble Desks, Adjustable Desks, etc.
GET OUR CATALOGUE AND PRICES BEFORE PURCHASING.
Agents Wanted Everywhere.
STHOMAS KANE & CO., Racine, Ws:
* AT REYMOND'S
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. *
* Beginubig May 4th.
i 100 Men's Suits at $8.99, Worth $5.00.
200 Men's Suits at $5.00, Worth $7.50. •
100 Men's Suits at 7.50, Worth $10 to 12,50. 0
500 Men's Percale and Madras Shirts at ouly.99 CENTS, the O
regular $1.50 quality. i
O If you want the very best goods for the
least money attend this SPECIAL SALE. .
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Cor. Main and Third.
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