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Officlal Journal of the Parish, est Feliclana and School Board.
~ EAKE, Jr., Pub. and Prop ST. FRANCISYILLE, WEST FHLICIANA PARISH, LA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1897. VOL; VI.---NO 35. ~- - "' i I II j Powell, John H. Stone, FI Sft.ranclsrille. Clinton, La. fp.OWELL & STONE, rnays - at - Law, St. Franc:ville, La. .ROBERT SEMPLE, torney - - Law, Illpractice in the courts of the B and 14th jui liecil districts. Dur- p. 'faeaticou, mill mcct clients at the te nIouse in 1:%v(,i Sara whenever se IF ?W. RICHAR S PERCY, ei trney.at-Law &. Notary Public, mi ST. I RAXC('I~\ ILLE, LA. Will practice in the 13th Judicial be etrict, 4th Circuit; Suplremo and 1M lerial Courts. ()ile in Bank Build. ------. 1i ROBT. C. WICKLIFFE, ~1 ttorney - at - Law, P a] ST. FRANCISTILLE, LA. ci Ofiice near court house. Will prane -in the 13th Judicial and Federal tarts. DR. A. F. BARROW, a; ysician and Surgeon, St. Franciaville, La. u in Leake building. Telephone b answered from either Kilbourne's c: uhmford's drug stores. ; DNEY POWELL, D.D.S., DENTIST, 'tranaloille, - Louisiana, a Th prepared to do all work in 'hi line. Office at residence. , T. Gastrell, it IAJBWABE, STOVES, WAGON OA1BIAGE WOOD .WOBL t s Furnishing Goods. OMID, WOODS' MOWING IA 51Es, HAT RAIES, SASH, S aNDS, DOORS, ETC. 9JOSEPH STERN, ....Dealer tin.... neral Merohatndise. Stail In Connection With Stars. l of Horses and Mules for sale. Satisfaction Guaranteed. 05. STERN, Foot of Hill. IL P. KILBOURNE, uggist and Chemnist, Roryal and Prosperity Streets, St, Iranoisvlle, La. ptons carefully oompounded. hseleotion of Drugs, Patent Medicines, and Notions. MSh Carden Seed on Hand T,.1' W, RAYNHAM, utractor and Builder, SDoore. and Dressed Lumber kept Waitantly on hand at shop, S near residence, Oe to Suit the Times. 14. PLITT, ker and Confectioner, *. IF'RANCIsVILLE, LA. SPies, Cakes, Cream Pulfs 1lSorts of Faucy Sweets. Home rStick Oandy. il;ng weddilgs and plcnie par LOUISIANA HAPPENINGS. to Coll FIFTEEN-YEAR.OLD BOY ACCIDENTALLY tor SHOT NEAR DONALDSONVILLE, suit uut; Hand Crushed in a Gin--Robbed by a Waiter...Sunday Law Enforced---Gin b tor, House and Contents Destroyed by Fire- live Fined for Contempt of Court. 896 obe Gin, Cotton and Seed Burned. Guiliat & Marshall's gin at Egg bee Bend was destroyed by fire at 3 o'clock tie p.m. Wednesday, to'gether with thir- cas teen bales cotton and about forty tong .col seed. - There was only small insurance. inf Swamp Land Brings a Good Price. At the partition sale of 640 acres of swamp land, situated near lake Natch- soa ez, in the neighborhood of Plaquemine, dr made by Sheriff A. A. Browne, Satur- on dry, p4,600 cash was realized. The th, purchaser was the White Castle Lum. sh, ber and Shingle Company, Limited, of yo White Castle. ri Sunday Law. an The New Orleans Sunday law was lef ignin strictly enforced by the police at re, midnight last Saturday night. The fr< )rders issued by the superintendent of yo police were carried out by the officers Ri and patrolmen, and the Sunday law ply closing will become a fixture unless ie s,me one in authority issues orders to ba the contrary. in Letter Carries Kicking Also. The Letter Carriers' Association joined the labor bodies in the general appeal to modify the oppressive quar. q antino against the New Orleans com- y merce. The carriers' association con- he sists of 120 members and in the resolu- al tions adopted they state that they have b been handling mail in all parts of that wj city and have not so far developed a nE single case of fever. st Hand Crushed in a Gin. Oc A deplorable accident occurred at Slaughter Saturday evening at 1 o'clock. Capt. M. V. Richardson,. a prominent citizen, got his hand r caught in the belt as he was attending to the gin of P. W. Appleby and had his hand crushed. - Drs. Allen, Wall and Hagaman found it necessary to amputate his hand at the wrist. Calcasien insires the Embargo. At the Saturday.orning session of the parish Board of Health at Lake Charles, the following resolution was ni adopted: "Be it ordained, That the tl embargo be taken off between Cal- P casieu parish and all points in Texas, tl and that all guards be taken off at Sa bine on the Southern Pacific and on the d Sabine at the Pee Gee crossing and 6 the City of Lake Charles. Represent- C ed by A. O. Lyons, president of the t Board of Health, concurring in the r above." Provisions Scarce at Opelousas. Aaron Jacobs and B. Bennett, of Op- t elousas, went to Alexandria overland Saturday afternoon and left for St. Louis Sunday morning, representing the merchants at Opelonesas, for the purpose of purchasing ten carloads of merchandise, which had been made scarce by the quarantine. They will sbip direct to Palmetto Station, on the I STexas and Pacific Railway, and haul overland, a distance of thirty miles to Opelousas. A Probable Fatal Fall. Frank Griflfin, employed in the building of a 50-foot tower for the Oaks Hotel, at Hammond, met with a Sserious, if not fatal, accident Thursday afternoon. While taking down a por tion of the scaffolding the plank on which Griffin was standing slipped off, " letting the unfortunate young man fall a distance of thirty-five feet, striking the ground head foremost. It is feared some fatal internal injury was nsus L tained. Robbed by a Walter. Mr. J. S. Harrison of Tallulah, La'., complained to the police at New Or leans Saturday that while in the bar d rcom of Pete Mil!et, at the corner of -.Conti and Burgundy streets, andin the act of taking a drink, he was rob bed of $25 by John McGinn, a waiter in Wenger's saloon. McGinn was seen, so it is claimed when he took the money from Harrison's vest pocket. When Harrison made a kick for his money McGinn handed him back $10 and then fled from the barroom. Mo Ginu was arrested and locked up in the Third Precinc& Station. Th" ee Cottages Destroyed by Fire. Three hands.,mo cottages on Pine dt an Fourth streets in Monroe were wiped out of existence by fire Fri. dty night as if they had been veri !:il,!e tinder boxes. The result is that the families of J. J. Jordan, J. D. White and Frank Vaughan are prac tically wi:hout homes of their own. * I heir losse, as well as those of the oweri, are partially covered by insur Selut that is small in consideration 3f the fact of the wiping out of exist eucm of many things held dear. The lss is about $5000, nearly covered by insuirauce. The Mechanics and Trad ers', of New OrleansP, lose $500 and 11s Ihe Teutonia, of the same city, $750. Ins. rleffnier Fined for Contempt of Court. In the district court at Shreveport, Wcdoisday, Judge ,. D. Land de r- cred that James Haffocr be seutenced to ten days' imprisonment in jail and to pay a fine of $50 for contempt of MU court. James Heffne was executor of the will of Winm. Heffner, Jackson Heff ner, of.Mississippi, and others brought WASI suit to annul the will; the will was an nulled and it was ordered that they be 1-ut in possession of three-fourthes of the estate. 'James Heffner, as ec- As a tor, was ordered by the court to fe- the liver to them as heirs the sum of $9,- wil 896.39 and interest. He refused to Lo: obey the order and the decree of the court is the result. The case has.long Fi been in litigation and had been before ruin the supreme court several times. This Stgt case is particularly interesting on ae- papC .connb of the rarity of such proce"ed- Nti ,ings in that section of the State, ebr of t Edward J. Leche Shot While Hunting. the Edward J. Leche, the 15-year-old and son of J. J. Leche, Esq, a leading spec druggist of Donaldsonville, was seri see ously injured Saturday .:torning by of n the explosion of the leftbarrel of his T shotgun whilst out hunting. The unk young hunter had already fired the that right barrel at a covert of partridges, ing and had just pulled the triger of the am( left barrel when the explosion occur- put red near the lock of the gun, the shots but from the cartridge penetrated into the will young man's left arm. Young Valex lion Richard, a son of Dr. Richard, of that the place, who was with young Leche, as- be sisted him to the vehicle and drove ter back to town. The accident occurred des in the rear of the Rateou place, some mai four miles below Donaldsonville. equ IMay Not Run Through New Orleans. nec In consequence of the yellow fever R quarantine in the Southern States, the the Southern Pacific Rlilroad Company the has decided to close its gulf route to NA all freioht traffic. Arrangements have been petected by the Southern Pacific j with the Texas & Pacific whereby con- Co nection may be had with New Orleans of and other points in the Southern parts soc of Louisiana. Through freight for the tra East will also be turned over to the ser Texas & Pacific at El Puso, Texas. This arrangement, while only tempo- tht rary, will continue until the abate- w. ment of the yellow fever epidemic. gal Another effect of the yellow fever scare is the decision of the passenger in department of the company, not to gal 'run the Sunset Limited: to New Or- tot Sthis winter. It will run to Ch'.io :osago instead. '- toe Sawmill and Lumber Cosumned bye Fire' er -A fire broke out last Saturday even ing at 9.:30 o'clock in the boiler shed of see the Kyle Lumber Company, in the up. its per portion of Franklin. It consumed aid the sawmill and a quant;ty of sawn rel lumber. The exertions of the local fire department, efficiently assisted by the oti New Iberia steam fire company, which ra' came by rail, prevented the spread of ea the flames, confining them to the im- i. mediate neighborhood of the mill, fi Loss estimated from $12,000 to $15,. Cl 000; no insurance. lhe property was an owned by three young mei:, who by ex their energy and enterprinse had built up a prosperoous and paying business. They will prccd to rebuild as soon as possible. 'The corpaulny has many at friends and well-wishers in the parish. H The weather is clear, with warm days in and cool nights. The health of the fr parish continues good. tl ROUGH ON BRANN. Students of Baylor Universlty Mob thq aj Erratic Editor. d SW. C. Brann, editor of the Brann'n Iconoclast, at Waco, .Texas, was the victim of a mob of 200 students of the Baylor University, a Baptist institu tion, Friday afternoon. Mr. Braun was seen in the office when the young Smen, students of the university, cal ed Shim to the door, where they seized him t d and thrust him into a hack, which wasr t Srapidly driven to the college campus. t His captors were armed with revolvers. At the campus a mob of 200 students were gathered, a majority of whom were armdd. They seized Mr. Brann, pulled him here and there and threat ened'to shoot him. A rope was pro vided andcries of ' Hang him!" arose n on all aides. Brann, under threats of death, was compelled to sign a state r ment declaring that an article appear S ing in the October number of the Iconoclast' and reflecting on Baylor University was untrue, and promised Sthat he would leave town. Great ex 10 citement has been caused by thel inci dent, and crowds discussed it on the a streets. The action of the mob of students is generally condemned. By the expressions there Saturday night it n was thought that the matter was not at e an end. Mr. Brann declared that he ri could not be driven from the city, and i- would continuehis paper, Lat The ArchbishoprlicIn Doubt. J Manager Martinelli, the papal dele e- gate, at Washington, has not been ad '. vised as yet that any choice has been he made as archbishop for the New Or leans. archdiocese to succeed the late on Archbishop Janseens. The reports t- from Cincinnati that Bishop Maes, of he Covington, has been chosen, cannot be od iially confirmed up to the present time, George H. Lewis Dead. George H. Lewie, proprietor of the SNiagara Hotel, at Buffalo N. Y., and rt, formerly the president of the Bell, de- Lewis & Yates coal mining company, ed died Saturday, aged 57 years. id MULE CARS RUNNING. 'I c WASHINGTON RETURNS TO SLOW TRANSIT As a Result of a Great Fire, Burning Out the Central Power Station --- The Loss Will Exceed 875,000...Southsrn Railway Loses Valuable Property. Firemen were still playing on the ruins of the immense Central Power Station of the Capitol Traction Com papy, at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Exo Npthing remains of the massive six stiryetructure save a part of two walls of the building. The fire was one of tro the largest ever known in Washington; and nothing approaching it from a spectacular point of view ever has been seen in that city, where large fires are of rare occurrence. The exact cause of the fire remains unknown though it has been established that it broke out in Gettinger's print ing office on the second floor. The amoant of the loss has not been com puted wi h approximate accuracy but it is roughly estimated that it will exceed three-quarters of a mil lion dollars and that the loss of the Capitol Traction Company will be over $600,000, of which a quar ter of a million was caused by the F destruction of the building and the re mainder by loss of machinery and equipment. The company carried in the neighborhood of $400,000 insur ance in local and out of town compan ies. The Liverpool,London and Globe, the Firemen's of Newark, N. J., and the Home Fire Insurance Company of New York, carried a large share of the insurance. It is the purpose c* the Traction Company to begin at once the erection A of another power house building and as soon as possible it will reopen its rapid transit system. Horse cars were put in service again Thursday, and the de partment clerks and business men along the company's lines were carried to work behind horses and mules hastily .gathered together for the purpose. S " The loss to the firms having quarters in the power house building will aggro gate upwards of $150,000. The Lane ton Monotype Company lost $75,000 or more, principally machines and tools. The fire will throw thirty of its * employes out of work. ' The Southern Railway Company iat several offices in the building and while its money loss is small it will take con siderable time to replace the drawings, records and documents destroyed. The losses of the score or more of other occupants of the building will range from one to ten thousand dollars each. A number of buildings in the immediate vicinity suffered from the fierce blaze, the largest loser being Charles Walter, whose carriage factory and contents were damaged to the extent of $25,000; no insuranoe. Steamer Doric Arrives. The steamer Doric arrived Friday afternoon at San Francisco, from Hong Kong and Yokahama, bring ing the following advices: Reports from all parts of Japan indicate that the rice crop will exceed in quantity any during the past ser enty years. The crop will be from 15 to 40 per cent above the aver Sage. The Jiji Shimpo says that the days cf the present Japanese cabinet are numbered, and ascribes the prinoi pal reason to the alleged fact tlhat it is divided against itself. To make next year's income equal to the contem Splated expenditures, it is proposed to Sraise 12,000,000 yen by inc:casing the B rate of the sake taffl and interdicting all brewing of sake for domestio use, but n to refrain from any otL~r addition to ithe present weight of taxation. Whe s the new tariff is pat into force it will * yield an addition , revenue of 6,000, t 000 yen. A revival is perceptible in SYokohama bu;siness circles. The recent ' apathy is ascribed to fears of the prob t able effect of the change in the cur ' rency that comes into forec at the be e ginning of October. The Japanese railroad bureau has ordered twenty e- locomotives from the United States. rYokohama, Tokio and neighboring die ie tricts were visited on the morning of or September 9th by a severe typhoon. d Much damage was done on land and Sseaq and a number of lives were lost. i1 hiing suffered greatly. ol The Bell Ringer Kept His Word, By The city of Antwerp, Germany, is it greatly stirred by the solution of a at mystery which for some months past he has baffled the police and people. A ad bell-ringer of St. Paul's church, named Muyens, vowed vengeance against a man named Derollue and his wife, for some le- supposed injury, and a few months ago id- stole their 4-year-old child, after which en he wrote its parents, saying that they }r would never see the child alive again, ste All efforts to trace the bell-ringer and rt the child failed. A fortnight ago the of finding of the body of the bell-ringer be in the Brussels canal revived interest ent in the mystery. Friday evening the body of the child was found hanging in the vaults of St. Paul's church. A Youthful Fratricide. he At Greenfield, Ind., Sunday after, nd noon Albert Scott, a boy of 14 yeare, eli, murdered his brother, Benton Scott, ny, by striking him three blows with a pump-handle. Albert is in jail. !. MaC. LsARasoN, Pres. E. L. Nuzwsti, Tiae-Pres. E. B. Bu-a,x-hier, Bank of West Feliciana .,..ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.... Cash Capital, $ - - $25,000o Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent. Exchange bought and sold. Prompt service guaranteed. Your budnem Ib solicited. Bank hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Drirnroau:--E; J.: Bck,' 8. ~Mc. Lwfrason, Adolph Teusob, ,0. D. Brooks, L. P. Kilbourne, J. L. Golsan, John F. Irvine, Sr.; E. L, Newsham, Robert Daieol, T. W. Butler. F. M. Mlumford, IM.D., .....DEALER IN..... DRUGS AND CHEMICALS, .....Perfumery, Toilet Articles, 8oaps and Brshes..... Fine Stationery & Blank Books, .....PENS, INK and PENCILS..... CUTLERY, NOVELTIES and FANCY COD8, CIGARS and TOBACCO. PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. Agency of F. Hammer & Company's READY MIXED PAINTS. School Furniture * Supplies The "VICTOR" Folding Desks are especially adapted for use in District and Parochial Schools. Our Iqne is complete, including Stationary Desks, roublo Desks, Adjustable Desks, etc. GET OUR CATALOGUE AND PRICES BEFORE PURCHASING. Agents Wanted Everywhere. THOMAS KANE & CO., Racine, Wesl f AT REYMOND'S f Corner Main and Third Streets, *JUST A FEW WORDS * * * To tell you of some of the many bargains that we have for you. Beginning on SMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, . We will sell some of our new goods for early Au tumn wear, at a little less than their real value. Finest Satteens, worth 50 cents at only ..............9 CENITS Best Indigo Blue Prints at only.... ............ 4 CENTS Childrens' Fast Black School Stockings, worth 15 etsli CENTS at only................ ........ . . ,,, u Ladies' Extra Fine Hose, sold everywhere at 25 cents1 at only..................... ... ..... t .China Matting, worth 20 cont., at only............15 CNTS Yard wide Bleachel Cotton, worth 61 cents at only 5 CENTS In every department we have special bargains for you, so if you are not already one of our customers, it is time you were coming with the great majority, we will give you better goods for your money every time than any house in the State. S. I. REYMOND, Cor. 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