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fiUBLL IED EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
JAMES N. TUtR'NEt.
PambIsher 'and Proupietor.
tUUBCRIPTION : 8 00 PER YEAR.
Saturday, 4anuary 2, 1897.
Time National Bank of Chicago,
Illinois, that went under the other
day, had over $12,000,000-of de
One hundred and forty millions of
dollars is a pretty good size pile,
but that is whate the United States
pays out to pensioners every year.
The Cotton Exchanges are now
petitioning Congress not to pass the
Cameron resolution. The. Cotton
txchanges are a curse to the coun
The Senate committee on com
meree, without any delay, reported
fvorably on an appropriation of
$10,000 for-closing the crevasse at
Pas A, L'Outre.
The Texas cotton crop which was
to be very short and fall he
Jw -l,000,0(Q bales, is noz put at
: 3OD,Q00, and is very likely to go
to .if~4 ,000 when the final report is
'" Oa account of the failure of crops
tihe+oelstern part of our State, the
*Wirille Gazette says the mer
al*te of that town bought fewer
aiaa toys aml presents than
air 1atbeters .
'-Zpl r..t4i the Republican State
trmlie Ip Few Orleans. on the
t; 1; w1 ao d ubt"be a lively affair,
M Ria imenas of the otunlittee is
bi* elected to fill the vacancy
"wd Fjth ldeath of Tom Cage,
ý ` a!Glk $ eplanters from
ar going to Washing
before the Ways and
e m lte rs Athebtsoterest of a
r ile. It seems that the
.6toplaaite is the only one
," ,O j' `Democrat says
i tn old commonwealth
to xi, Mortgaged
> rrldea and Failure
t r. " WMark Hanna is
0 * rvit case, and
X-E the cred
adup~ed by the
uI wo, iattborbis the
of o,000,000 upon
, fots ect. ThIe (Ger
will spend $28,000,
t~ * -I spend the modest
B. : lla ,100.
sri ttb~o snd ptoor heldren
tOrluu were made ahappy byo
Theekemi orat on Christ
b4 distabeting doal and
egtlite. pThere were dip
r~ptikr sadk, great quantity
;lfB r al, su~p1833 honers.
su Im en o it n cast at the
II) ta Iadtsa than the reg
n~ tlb .ot al e citpr aoo over
f: et.age, Inechaing iien,
l'.l olaevncts An honest
%**$ao geira the State
Re. Heald, suspportere
ebhird ase investiga-r
'0. ~ is to be palioned.
- h th. poor bodle der
Orleans who was con
p •it? : pttng a bribe. The
eoe ue Maurledt e Hart,
ar 871t city out of thoue
,.]m*I, their cases put off for
biut "the poor devils who ac-I
ae ~ ptrf bribe of a hundred ,iol
a, re driven.td the wall.
AEat jrui 8781' pekltoaerb of the
Wlit ho live in foreign coun- I
sie.who draw the neat sum of
88ii . The Times-Democrat
ti-rhe cks go to sixty-two
eontries, as wide apart
othier as AlgeriL and the
R LAiM4 Republic, ,itzerland
,i ti~ r Fortugal and Perut, Mlex
i Mimntue, Ilgiumu and Hon
11.-ted Sad gypt.
ority, thoe are now
et in that city]
tk . '171,000 skilled]
,niwicting by i means,
U P tkemY~i
4XITATION OP TIE SVDFERAGE.
The tendency in this country at
present is decidedly in the dii'ciion
ot the limitation rather than the ex
tension of the suffrage. Heretofore
the drift of public sentiment vas
decidedly, the other way- LUniver
sal suffrage became such a hobby
that the right to vote was eitended
to women, to illiterates and eveti to
unnaturalized foreigners. The ex
perience of. the last five years has
1proved this to be a mistake, and that
a country is not to'be made prosper.
ous or its good government assured
by extending the electoral franchise
recklessly, but rather by making
sure that those to whom it is granted
This is what the good people of
Louisiana want to do under a new
constitution and what a number of
States nitably Mi5sissippi and South
Carolina, have recently done.
The official canvass of Texas and
Minnesota shows overwhelming ma
jorities for amendments to their
constitution limiting and restricting
the right of suffrage.
Hitherto Texas has allowed a man
of foreign birth who had resided in
the State for one year to vote upon
declaring his intention to become a
citizen at any time before an elec
tioi. The last Legislature submit
ted a proposition that such a decla
ration must be made not less than
six months before the election, and
it was ratified by a vote of about five
to one. Mmnnesota has permitted a
foreigner to vote upon a declaration
of. i:tention to become a citizen,
prov.led he has resided in this coun
try one year and in the State for
any time. before an election. The
last Legislature submitted an amend
ment requiring that an alien shall be
come naturalized before he can exer
cise the suffrage, wh'ch means that
be must have resided in the United
States at least five years, and the
proposition was carried at the polls
by a large majority.
This action is all the more strik
ing because a majority of the Min.
nesota voters, three-fifths of the
total, are foreign born. In spite of
this accident of birth they concluded
that the State was too liberal in
granting the franchise to foreigners
before they could possibly have ac
quainted themselves with American
institutions, and the foreign vote
was cast almost unanimously for the
These restrictions are i:iteresting
to Louisiana as showing the drilt of
public sentiment in this country, and
especially is this so of the Minnesota
vote. Our Constitution contains
identically the same provision as
that of Minnesota, granting foreign
ers the right to vote upon their giv
ing notice of their intention to be
come naturalized. It has worked as
badly here as in Minnesota, and for
some years past an earnest effort has
been made to get rid of it. Among
the constitutional amendments sub.
mitted to the popular vote at the
late election was one similar to that
recently adopted in Minnesota, abhol
iahinig the privileges enjoyed by un:
naturalized foreigners. It was voted
down, not because the people were
opposed to it, for probably u:ne
tenths of them favored restricting
the suffrage to naturalized foreign
ers, but because of the political bar
gaining and bid for votes, with
which the campaign wo'und up.
SCould there be anything" more
ridicdlous than this contrast between
Minnesota aid Louisiana? In the
tomier State the foreign born voters
believye with practical unanimity
that a foreigner can afford to be
come naturalized before voting, aind
that it is better for him and the
country that be should wait until he
anows more about our government
and our institutions. In Louisiana,
where the native-born voters are' in
an overwhelming majority, foreign
ers still enjoy the privilege of voting
because pohlitical complications have
prevented our amending the unwise
provision of our Constitution rela
tive to suffrage. Louisiana now re
mains the only State which confers
citizenship on foreigners in advance
of naturalization. It is to be wolnd
ered at that a.constitutional conven
tion should be wanted to cdrrect
this and other mamnifest defects of
our presient orgauiclaw?
There are in the present HIouse of
Representatives 244 straight Repub
Ilcans, 105 Democrats, 6 Populists
and one Silver party Congressman.
There will be in the next House 204
straight Republicans, 124 Democrats,
12 1opulists, 15 Fusionists and 3
Silver party Congressmen. The
Democrats have gained 1i seats, the
Republicans have lost 40, ani other
parties have risen from a joint
strength of 7 to a joint strength of
The friends of the State Peniten
tiary at Baton Rouge, did not forget
the poor unfortunate conviets on
Christmas day, and! they were made
happy by kind hearted people. There
was a long tabie for 140 covers,
which was beautifully decorated.
The Advocate says there was on the
table nine large turkeys, tour roast
pigs and an im bundance of Bayou
Cook oysters, cooked in different
styles, cakes adorned the table in
bmany places and every iwnmaginable
fruit ats~oked on the table. The
-poor unfortuat~s forgot their jtronble
for one dav atJet, .-I
rt,,' :.. :. to: ) ,:
:NO SHELF-WOPN GOODS
MY WINTER STOCK IS COMPLETE
Dress Goods, Capes, Jackets, Gloves, Handkerchiefs,
Underwear. Parasols, Umbrellas, Quilts, Blankets, Embroid
eries, Laces, Corsets, Men's Suits, Youths' Suits, Boys Suits,
Men's Fine Pants, Youths' Pants, Boy's Pants.
Finest Line of Ladies, Misses and
AMen's Shoes carried by any other
House in Town.
.A_ complete Grocery, with everything
new and fresh.
ardware, lassware and Crockery.
Some Southern Financial History.
Representative Daizell sprang a
question in finuancial history in
Congress a few days ago, when he
asserted that the Terne.see and
Louisiana bank notes, which Mrs.
Flora Darling owned and which
had been seized by Federal soldiers,
were not worth par in gold. It
depends upon what backs issued the
notes. Louisiana had one of the
best banking systems in the Union
at the time the war broke out. Its
"free banking" law is regarded by
historians as a model. During the
panic of 1857 most of the New Or
leans banks with-stood the storm,
and maintained specie payments,
though the New York banks made
no pretense of doing so with the ex
ception of the Chemical. The
Pennsylvania banks suspended al.
most at the beginning of the trouble
-in fact, as early as Augiiur 24.
Here in the Ohio valley, in South
Carolina and New Orleans the banks
promptly redeemed their notes.
At the breaking out ot the war
the State Bank of Louisiana had the
largest specie reserve of any atte
in the Union, $4,133,000. The
Citizens' lank held ':,3.12,`O0.
There is little doubt th!a thelie
banks, all of as hich , cr, nimaged
by able financiers, could have kept
up specie payments during the war.
At the request of the Governor,
however, they suspended Septem:ber
16, 1861, the Southern a!one ex
cepted. This was done in order to
help maintain the credit of the Co,.
federate notes. Repre~-enr ative
Boatner says the banik nute.i con
tiuued to circulate at par, and he is
Banking historians pay high trib
utes to the financial inst:tutions in
many parts of the mouth. Among
others the State Bank of South
Carolina is on record as being one
of ithe best managed concerns ii the
world. It did not suspend p"ay
ments for sixty gears. While the
Tennessee banks have not so hon
orable a record, the Bank of Ten
nessee Has so well muanaged that in
the course of twenty years it paid
the State a net profit of $4,700,000.
It removed all its assets to the South
early in thewar, and although they
were never recovered yet lihein tthe
bank was wound up by the Ljgisla
ture in 1866 the notes were all
redeemed. No doubt they freely
circulated while greenbacks were
depreciated, just as the bonds oi
this and other States remained at
par while United States Lbonds were I
going begging at a discount.
Mr. Dalzell is a man of too great
ability and reputation to make such
a point against a bill without pr'oper
investigation. If. he would read the
history ot banking during the war
he would learn many thing' that
would surprise him. lie would
lear, - also, that many Southern
States have a much more honorable
financial history than his own,, popu.
lous and wealthy though it ywa- as
compared to them.-Courier Jour.
Sylvester Abshire, who murdered a
deputy sheriff in Acadia parish a few
years ago, and who was sentenced to
hang, has had his sentenced com
muted to life imprisonment. It was
one of the foulest murders commit
ted in our State and he should have
received his just punishmnt. When
the murder occurred he :came near
being hnng by a rmob, and :h. Crow
hey Signal says that "bad the mian
carried out its wishes tte parish
woulld halve been saved: thousands of
dollars in expense and a cold '.1:.,-i
ed murderer. reoeived hi j~u-. de
sert, We are in l;rijip-: srr,.gyi
noppot 4 to' mi b lawhtht thcrie are'
pz'utably isisin tAtt.s iLt i
not be as inexeciatSe crime2
More cold blooded murders are
committed in the parishes of Livings
ton and Tangipahoa than any other
two parishes in the State.
The city of Shreveport last year
voted a subsidy of $25.000 to two
railroads and $62,000 to another,
and would vote that much more if
the city saw the chance of getting
other roads to enter the city. This
is progress, and Shreveport is now
reaping the benefits by way of an in
crease in its real estate, new people
coming to the town to locate, car
shops being built, handsome depots
being erected and other improve
ments going on.
We heartily endorse the following
frcin the Sugar Belt Vindicator. It
says that a city would be better oil
'-The cttizen who feel. no responsi.
bi !itt for the adv:ancement of his city,
n::!d buys most of l,i food and clo!hing
"['he one wh!o takes a delight in
nmlruinir to evecry purchaser or woulnd
bo bu yer of real testate, to inform him
how ) u ht too high are t:he figures on
the property ul dot r )iIsc;s-i"on
• l'ha ut indiviWd ho can never see
a.t'Licg Ugood iln sllthing raised or
t litne at horne.
"The person who cat ftlwsays find
somerthing to say to the disparage
mcut of .n [ther.
•'4' ,e hon. masn who would rather
'help a Mra t! t1l1a' (ote it' his own
Si izlcs, noo Ilattier how worthy or
cI rrviu g.
+T.ie rcsildent who is aiways telling
about how mu:ch better they do things
ele.where than here.
We say so, too, andm hope that our
readers will agree with ut.
TUE BEST WAY TO BUILD UP A
"The best way to baUd up a town
is to stand by each and every man in
town who (toes right. Whenever a
man is doing right do not turn him
down. All the residents of the town
ought to I)e partners, not opponents.
In, all likelihood the more business
yvcur rival does the more you will do.
Every business man who treats his
customers courlteously and fairly will
yet his share, and the more business
Ihlt caR be secured by united tfforts
the better it will be .for all. When a
toswn ceases to grow it begius to go
(lown, and the more peopio try to kill
each other in their business or .good
natmes the more rapid will ruin come.
bland together for the advancement of
every citizen. If a man shows ability
to prosper, do tot keep hrim back
through jealouoy or weigh him downu
with c.old indifference."-Clarkville
PHIL'S SALOON ON LEVEE St.
Meals sewred at all hours wih the
best the market affords."
FRESH OYSERS & SALTWATER FISH.
I have a bakery in connection with
ar:Iv P,-.taurant, and am prepared to
furnish| the town and country with
FurEsn BAKERL'S BREAD. Call and
give me a trial.
W. A. BROWN, Proprietor.
A few hundred sacks of planting cotton
:a. None better in lim s,'cmxon, Very
cc o. o w , , l. ,ii not cf1l out: My
rt - : 0.: -_ ,.-tOie Isut year's vield on a
: areige. l1cuO ia on au8d (18O ims
io. , cf 05 trtns.
Alas a few bundred bt)ashed ld peas.
A pcply t$ me at BrUaette, 1~..
P.D. 1 QUATs,
or too). t. urley, Lske Pr6denle , La,
ST. 4 1i85-&jh
]Lt.k *id' lwI1 twp *s, L51U
i I GENTS FURNISHING GOODs.
The iest line. o Olothing brrIed is the rt. Lu. Dram
Hat, Cps. ts and F eat Bhoes, ohkintosles and Banting Crt; Taba,
Valiner and Bagse
- 9 CALL ON ME Before Purchasing Elewhers
J. E. RANSDELL, J. 1NA*LBr.
Presldent. Sea. ·and r
"QUALITY. NOT QUANTIITY.
The Providence Lumber Co.,
CPPITPL BTOCB u $50,000,
Cypress, Red Gum, Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Cycamore, Rough and Dressoe
Lumber, Plain and Fancy Heart Cypress Shingles, Box Boards
and Barrel Heads.
ORRESIONDNOCE SOLICITED. Lake Providence, La.
V. 3. THOMPSON. P. L. MoCAY.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : : Louistana.
A. D. & S. SPENGLER, AGTS.,
..........vIC BiRs3TR , MIS ..........
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
and All Building Ma:terial.
Checpeat Placo in the South. Write for prices before purobhsing elsewhore.
@BOBO e~ioeeBnem u eBuHOW .
STATE or LOCIFtIANA. P.RISIsI o EAST
Be it known tLat on this, the 18th day of
November, A. DL., le!$. we, the undersigned
Jury Colminssioners. in and for the parlsh
of East Carroll, Louisiana, duly qualtied
and sworn, together with J. D. Tompkins,
Clerk of the "th Judictal District Court
and ex-oflto a lnmember of said Jury Com
mission, did meet at the Clerk's oflice, in
the town of L:.ke l'rovidence, and did then
and there, under the provisions of Legisla
tive Act. No. 9s. approved July 9th. 189t.
proceeded to dtaw from the General Venire
box, one at a time. the names of one hund
red and ten qualitied electors to serve as
Jurnrs at the ensuing January term of the
Distriet Court In aud for the parish of East
Carroll, beginning on Mlonday, January 4th,
Fifty Jurors to serve during the first
week, January term. District Court, service
beginning Monday, January 4th, 1896.
Peter Grines 2 Orlando Hamilton 3
Harrison IRobison 2 Henry;Wood 3
t J E Barwick 2 Ki Wallace 4
Nius Robinson 4 Aleck Taylor 2
Henry Skinner 4 W A Reid 2
Rt T Mlershon 3 Jerry Green 5
C A Sumptor 4 C N Hall 3
Mat Page 2 Wm Heard 1
Abe Robinson 4 Mose Joyce 4
Ed Johnson 3 Berry Spencer 5
Henry Lewis 1 Henry Day 3
Moreau Purdy, Jr 3 Ben Greer - 2
Levi Stewart I HR, McGuire 8
W N White 3 William Rose 4
Tomr Creecy 8 Wilson White 1
Isaac Jackson 3 H K Barwick 2
Manuel Baker 3 Riley Sanders 6
.1 Q Ikerd 3 C E Williamson 3
John Schonfaber 3 Jim Gwynn 3
S W Green 3 Win MitcheAl 4
Ed Gibson 2 R C Green 2
Ernest Seghers 3 W E Dunn 8
iG*W Smith I Dave Mintor b
Jerry Blanton 2 Abe Jones , 3
Jake Wa:re 3 W D Crutchfield 2
Thirty Jurors to serve during the second
week January term District Court, selvice
begiouing Monday, January 11th, 1897.
Joe Reid 1 Lent Trotman 2
W B Frost n Harry Scott 2
Jim Page 2 Wittz Morehouse 5
W H Schneider 3 Evret Pinkston 8
Wmu Mason 3 Nick F'ousse 8
Lee Patterson 8 John Hawkins 5
Willis Runnels 3 Dan Parks 4
Jonus Caiter 1 Caeser tobinsoq 3
Ike Roan 2 Geo Haney 2
W' F Brown 1 John Williams 8
W A Blount, jr 3 Lou~s Brown 2
Glen Irwin 2 H C Young 8
Jim McCoy 4 Spencer Burns I
Joe Vinson 3 Frank Hamilton 4
Walker Wade 3 John Webb 5
Thirty Jurors to serve during the third
week. January term District Court, service
begnnootnn Monday, January 18. 18116.
Wesley Bankers 5 Prymus Perkins 3
Harrison Smith 4 I1 Ri Hamlin 5
King Atlas . 3 Hugh Powell 1
Alex Reede 5 Warren Tolliver 1
Sam Jones 1 I J Gritlin 3
John Miller 4 Wm Miller 5
Jeff Jones, 2 D F Peek 3
Mose Bellows 3 Jim Trotter 2
C Laygham 1 David Tyous 2
Silus Cook 2 Ilardie lienry 3
Ctaries Allen 2 Dudley Threat 1
C'has Wilson 2 Lloyd Givens 5
Henry Johnson 4 Tom Winston 8
Situs P'ulrumw 8 Torn Watson 3
!r;ch Wallace I Albert Wright 2
E. H. DavIs,
J. N.. HILL,
R. N. DX*,
W. H. FIsa1E ,
J. G. PrrM*AX.
.1. D. TGM P Ph ,N.
Clerk and lx.QOfileI J1ry Coltstuin;r.
, 8o . WY. L
T. 'B. TAV . . .
, , .. =,-"i.-% . ..-.,.,.:-: - ,--
That desirable and centrally located
property on Lake Street. situated between
the Eelip e Stable and the stew store ot J
N. Hill & Bros. To be sold in part or in
whole. Apply to
C. A. VOELKER, or to
C. S. WYLY.
Lake Providence, La., Oct. 10th, 1896.
Write JOHN Wt4DDEitBiYL''1 - CO-att Fin
r, s WýVashtlogn. D. O., for their iIA5 ted.
int hat of two hunldrd lasnttlos wt.
Information for the
The following is the schedule of the
Y. & M. V. R. R., taking effect from
New Orleans Division-Train 5 will
leave Vicksburg at 3 a. m. and arrive
at New Orleans 10:30 a. m.
Train 21 will leave Vicksburg 8:00
a. m. and arrive New Orleans 5:30 p.
.Train 6 will leave New Orleans 4:20
p" m. and arrive Vicksburg 6:55 p. m.
Memphis Division-Train No. 5 will
leave Memphis at 7.30 p. m. and arrive
at Vicksburg at 2:45 a. m.
No. 6 leaves Vicksburg at 12:06 a.
m. and reaches Memphis at 7:20 a" m.
No. 23 will leave Memphis at 8:45 a.
m. and arrive at Vicksburg at 6:45 p.
m. and No. 24 will leave Vicksburg
it 7:30 a- un. and arrive al Memphis at
5:30 p, m. ,
For information as -to rates &e.,
G. G. SLAUGHTER. T. A.
Vicksburg and Greevillel Packet Co,
C'arr1 ing U. S. Mail.
Steamner ANNIE LAUPRIE
r p' ý Leaves for Greenville every
ý ... Monday and Thursday a 1 p m
e Leaves for Greenville every
Wednesdaty and Saturday at
Firt ealss passenger and freight sccom
modatious. J. J. POWERS, Supt.
ViCKsaJe AND aZXPRIB PACK!?E
For lelena, Greenville, Lake Prov
dence. Vickaburg, and All
The Swift and .tegant Steamer
CrTT O1 SAVANNA3.
In Place .1 Bald .Ea gle.,
A. L CoMeari . Y1a,m
SMaster. "urc 2':
TO THE TRADE.
1.J. &. P. Coats' Spool Cotton
at 45 less 7 per cent. This price is
to merchants only.
W. N. WErTE, AoT.
Laro Pro:ddnce - - I.
Keeps on hand a large assortment of -
Burial Caskets, New, Plain and Orma
mIental \etadici Cuses and Wooden
Coi:ins Made and Trimmed to Order
f an il 1 a-4n-1y1
House, Sign and Ornamental Painter,
Buggy Painting and Paper Hanging,
Latke Providence, LA.
Wanted-An Idea a
nr Wofshtagton, D. , or tbeis te O
oaaa lit tw0o huma Laovntas ante wd
set s aethp
aenee -,dlmproved aan L
ae oe"wards to
Masi aeoe. no tl*artun , m eand
o asa statoreonta pV = a t surn dts p
ouaandf of ta .sedat as Itm
Comaerci.al Coire Gsa = 1
sad 9nperluo tr. ry et'ea in Wt f4
Write for FIT P *poenmeau Prt it
Great Work, 71 pp., oa Book-oeeptg.
Adress: 00so. bon$ a sos sse. et .ewe
Camberlain's 37*o mad Ad o Otoa
Is unequalled for Ecema, Tstats,
Rbheum, tScald Ied Sore NIppl, CFaot4
For sale by druggists at 25 cents per bo.
TiO EOaS OWUR.ae,
For putting a horse in a ine healthy e -
ditfln try Dr. Cady's Condition Pwdsri
They tone up the ~set·n, sai dmgo
losw of appetite, elieve constipxn€
kidney disorders a lu destroy w rbl, gi " 4
new life to an old or over-worked bas..i,
weo per package. Fur bale by 4i n -
dproba pt -"-tabe.
IbenUg Oj alt s neata
at t tt Eu.asw, Aett ar
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