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Saturday, January 9, 1897.
P" S. ST'R"ICXER, X. D.,
O(ice at Campbell & Chaze Drug
Store on Levee street.
W. D. BELL,
Surgeon and Practicing 1')ycian.
(Obstetric. a specialty.)
Will respond to all calls, day or night.
Office at Bernard drug store. Riesidence
next to Metodist Chure
Payment for mrdieal services mllst
be made at the close of each xotith
$. P. WELLS, JR.,
LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA.
Office-Next to the Postoflce.
0. S. WYLY,
.&ttorney at tLaaw.
Lake Providence, La.
Practices In State and Federal Courts,
Local and Parish News.
Did you write it '97?
The river continues to fall.
Now for breaking up land.
Who struck Billy Patterson ?
A little more rain would not hurt.
Court has been in session this week.
Services at the Churches to-morrow.
Nothing doing in the Mayor's court.
Hlow some apples swim, is a mystery.
Patience ceases to be a virtue some
Our farmers continue to purchase
Tlhe Lake street sidewalk is being
Max Levy conttinues to sell at popu.
Who is it that has not had a tussel
with the grip?
If the new leaf is turned over, paste
it down to stay.
A great many drummers have been
in town this week.
White's store has been the place of
attraction this week.
White carries the stock of goods,
aud does the business.
Mrs. J. W. D)un is sick with a very
severe attack of gtip.
Have you had the grip? No!
Well, you will have it.
Father Mahe returned from Madi
son on Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Eva Martial has been quite sick
with the grip this week.
Mr. 1. L Ilill will soon start the
erection of his residence.
Mr. John Brown has moved up to
Capt. Ilea's place on the Bend.
A great many conntry people in
town this week paying their taxes.
A little mud for a change, which is
prefferable to the dust of last week.
On Wednesday attorney Ransdell
tried to quash the jury on a "texicali
Mr. Yancey Bell is disposing of his
very large lot of cotton seed at a good
Mr. Malone arrived from Missouri
on Sunday last with a large lot of flue
A larger acreage will be planted in
cotton this year than in many years
Several of our citizens are under the
doctors care. All being treated for
Col. J. A. Buckner, President of the
Planters' Asociatlion, was in town on
Our fellow citizen, Mr. Hugh C. Me
Guire, was appointed foreman of the
There will be services at the Catho
lic, Methodist and Episcopal Churches
Second street walk, fromnt the post
office down to Levee street, should be
The town exchequer was full to over.
flowing, and the Board paid off all its
There are two or three important
criminal cases that will be tried at this
term of court.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Goodwin made
ihe round trip to Memphis on the City
';e colored people realized a neat
tnin of money front their eutertain
nIunt on Monday night.
Hen. John B. Stone. the prominent
attornev of Tallulab, has been in at
teudauce on court this week.
A pretty girl baby made its appear
ance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
G. Purvis on Tuesday evening.
C!if'n, Pasls started for southw.ast
r,,. -ia.t the other day, but missed
the tihl, mud returned to Providence.
Mrs. C. d. Wyly and Mis Mary
Decker left on Wednesday morning
for Vicksburg, to remain a few days;
The IIonu. School Board met on
Wednesday and transacted a large
amount of business. Proceedisgs next
Whenever a person neaks off to
Baton Rouge now, he gives it out that
be has gone to the swamop to take a
Judge Montloantry had au attack
of grip, but got out on Mood.ay to
opei court aed empiact ie ,r(5 -
M r. II. Stein, repreesutlog Ser
Sarx of Natebes, srrtsved o WWe.id
nesday mtortilig. He tel ahs bie tre
GOOD TAN 1It SERVICE.
Train service Inaugurated by the Y.
& M. V. R. R. and I. C. systems is ap.
preciated by the traveling public. By
using theabove lines you can go to
St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincin
nati and all points east with only one
change of cars and this change is made
at a Union Depot In Memphis, where
you ect a solid vestibule train through
to all the above points. For tickets
or Information call on local agents or
JNO. A. SCOTT, Memphis, Tenn.
A. II. IIANSON, G. P. A., Chicago,
W. A. EELLOND, A. G. P. N.,
J. G. SLAUG ITER, C. T. A. Vicks
Our friend Will Dunn was in on
Sunday last from the country. It is so
seldom now that he gets to see civili
zation that he looks scared whenever
he gets to the city.
We had a pleasant call from Mr. W.
II. Mayben on Wednesday, who in
formed us that he would manage for
Col. Quay's this year. Mr. Mayben is
a first class plantation man.
S. A. McNeal and Mary Armstrong,
two of our colored friends, were
joined in the holy bonds of wedlock
on Sutiday evening last by Presiding
Elder Chiun of the M. E. Church.
The assistant U. S. engineer's office
has been moved up stairs to the front
room in the McGuire brick building.
It is a nice location for an office, with
plenty of light and plenty of room.
Messrs. John and Robert Kennedy
and Robt. McKee, returned to the
University on Wedlnesday, after spend
ing the holidays at home. We wish
them good luck in their school duties.
The night marshal has a rough time
of it these very cold nights. It is a
very important position duri',g the
winter months, and no better nor more
reliable person could fill it than Mr.
The criminal term of the 7th Dis
trict Court convened on Monday
morning, and his Ilonor empanel
the grand jury and adjourned for the
day. They went to work immediate
ly and are still in session :;hen we go
Rev. Mr. Parker, the Methodist
minister who takes the place of Rev.
Knickerbocker, delivered an interest
lug sermon to quite a large congrega
tion on Sunday last. The heavy rain
prevented a larger congregation from
The chatnge in the weather at the
end of last week came with a great
deal-of satisfaction. The heavy rain
and the change in the atmosphere will
make the people feel a great deal bet
ter, and cause them to get rid ot the
large amount of dust that they have
been inhaling for sometime.
The levee work now going on above
and below town is being pushed to
completion very fast, and with fuai
weather the coutractors should finished
their work in the next two or three
weeks. It now looks like that the
levees are high and wide enough to
stand the strain of any vater that
may come against them.
Why suffer with Coghs, Colds and
La Grippe when LAXATVE BROMO
QUININE wllt cure you In one day,
Does not produce the ringing in the
head like Sulphate of Quinine. Put
up in tablets convenient for taking.
Guaranteed to cure, or money re
funded. Price 25 cents. For sale at
Gueuard's DI)rue Store.
The following persons compose the
grandr jury for the plresent term of the
7th DI)istrict Court. IH. C. McGuire,
foreman; Hlarrison Robinson, c.; I.
J. E. Barwick, Tom Creecy, c.; Nens
Robinson, c.; E. A. Sumpter, c.;
Henry Sklinuer, c.; G. W. Smith,
Ernest Segers, Hlenry Wood, c.;
Orlando Hamilton, Jake Ware, c.;
Jerry Blantou, c.; KI Wallace, c.;
Ed. Gibson. c.
We understand that there will be a
letter box placed at the corner of
Lake and Hood streets in a few days,
which will be a big convenience to the
people of that part of town. We un
derstand that Mr. Egelly applied for
it, through our postmaster, who re
ceived instructions from Washington
that the request had been granted and
the letter box forward. We believe
that it was granted on account of it
being a hotel.
Because the imitations of Dr. Tiche
nor's Antiseptic smell and taste like
peppermtit is no proof that they are
"justras good" as the original, simpn
pure compound that has given univeor
sal satistactiot for ten years. You
may know Dr. Ticheuor's Antiseptic
by the trade mark. J. S. Guenard
al ways keeps it for sale.
ageCampbell & Chaze have increased
their stock of drugs and sundries, etc.,
and cn mteet calls for anything in their
W~tr Mo#noq ,L., May 26, 1&96.
We have tried several ef the IMITA'
TIONS of Dal.. hcmr oa's ~nrm
Sa, .. eand while they iay a'm~Ie
tat gind took"41ke hbi, they bires;
tealuy met i q l.,nuapatbis rs siai the
Lake Providence, La., Jan. , 1897.
The East Carroll Planters' Asso
eciation met this day at thq Fireman's
Hall, pursuant to the call of the Presi
Col. Jno. A. Buckner stated he bad
called the meeting to elect officers and
adopt and name prices to be paid
labor for the coming season.
On motion of Mr. J. E. Risnsdell,
the same old officers were elected for
the ensuing year. viz: Jno. A. Buck
ner, President; W. II. Benjamin. Vice
President; J. W. Pittmau, Secretary
On motion of Mr. G. M. Franklin,
duly adopted after being fully dis
cussed, owing to the present price of
cotton and the piobable price next
fatl, the price to be paid for wages for
the cowing seasion is made the same as
last year, viz: Fifty cents per day for
nien :nd thirty-live cents per day for
There heing no further business the
meeting adjourned subject to call of
J. W. PITTMAN. Secty.
Bright Crsp Weather
Cold enough to make heavy CLOT'rl
ING, OVERCOATS. heavy UNDER
WEAR, MUFFLERS and GLOVES a
necessity. Where can you fiud such
styles, such values as we show ?
Money back if not suited.
Mail orders receive prompt atlen
WARNER & SEARLES CO.,
i)r. Tichenuor's Antiseptic Is not rep
resented to be "just as good" as any
thing. Placed squarely upon its-own
merit for ten years, it stands to-day
without an equal for the purposes in
tended. Ask J. S. Guenard for it.
This is the time of year for moving
about by the colored people from one
plantation to another, but we are glad
to report that there is less moving this
year than ever was known before,
which shows that the landlord and the
tenant are on good terms. It is a fact
that whenever you see the laboring
pi ople satisfied, you find the country
in a prosperous condition, which is a
fact, as far as East Carroll is concerned.
We believe that the colored people are
all anxious and ready to startin on the
crop of 1897. and a large number of
them have smoe', meat and corn to
carry them away up in to the summer.
The credit business is what hurts the
poor hard working cotton producer,
and It is better for them if they tail to
get *.funished," which was the case at
the beginning cf last year. They
made money by being retused "'store
'counts," and it is a lesson that they
should not forget.
Mr. Beverly Buckner of Winn
Foic(st, was in town for a few days
Miss Nannio Davis left by the
Savannah on Saturday evening last
for Grecuville, iihere she is visiting
MesIrs. II. II (;Ralarn, Dr. W. E.
Long and Chas: 1l, Wei;b, of the sec
ou(d t.ard, were visitors to town on
The new Auchorliue steamer, Bluf
City, passed don n on Sunday last, iand
those who saw the boat, pronounce
her a beauty.
Mr. Phil McGuire is now behind the
bar at the corner. When we say
Phil we don't mean ,'sorrel top." It ia
the other Phil.
Mr. Magee has slarted the erection
of his dwelling on the lake. lie will
have a pretty home when he gets It
The Governor has appointed
assessor for East Car.
roll. Don't tell any person we told
The Planters' AssocIation of East
Carroll held a meeting in town on
Tuesday. Their proceedings eppear
in another columa.
Fifteeu or twenty people loft on the
steamer city of Savannah last Satur
day night, which shows her popularit.
as a passenger boat.
Mr. T. B. Goffe, first ward mtembe
of the School Board, was in town or
Wednesday atlending an importanl
meeting of the board.
There was only one place of busi
ness in our town that closed its doort
on Neow Year day. This firm wil
open up again in July.
Mrs. Ann McAnley, our oldest citi
zen, we regret to learn, has been quitt
ill for seyoral days. We hope thb
good lady will recover.
The steamer Nsatchez was prevente,
from taking on all the cotton seed a
Bell's landing last Saturday night ot
account of the hbeavy rain.
Sheriff Dunn was out on Tuesda_
after being confined to his home fol
several days. le looks a little disfig
ured, but he will come out alright.
Max Levy, on the corner of Lake 8
Lovee streets, has a pretty stock, con
sisating of overcoats and winter cloth
uIng. Call and see him.
District Attorney Holimes, came uj
from hhIs home at Tallulnah on Fridal
evening last, so as to be on hand at the
opening of coelrt on Monday morn
The BbO. Mayor and Board o
Aldersmen met on Wednesday night
l reguliUr month-l meeting, anid trans
actld a large amoant of Inmportan
Owlisg to the geioural prevwlence o
La Gr(Bppe t lest, ea on "Herod tis
s iat -m..G Ubotrer to-isorros
a.lth will be poerponed to0e
ade steer ii
W. N. White, Agt.,
from the Brick Store
on Levee Street to
our New Commo
dious Fire Proof
Building on Lake St.,
with the most mod
which will enable us
to make a most ele
gant display of our
varied stock ofgoods.
We cordially in
vite all to call and
W. N. WHITE, Agt.
READING ON A RAINY DAY.
The clouds have lifted somewhat.
All day long they have hung, black
and heavy over the sickly, yellow stub
ble of the commons, and dark and
swollen the lake looked beneath them.
Rain, rain, rain! How it has poured
down this day! First, in great, angry
streams, then in tormenting little pat
ters, and then with a quiet decision, as
much as to say, ''1 can keep up at this
rate for a year or two and never as
much as feel the least bit tired."
'WVithout haste, without rest,"
Goethe's Mattre put into practice, and
all day, off and on, I have watched the
old yellow cow trudging over the
ploughed earth, and the someC time
gorgeous rooster. conter p:ating his
tattered plumage in the muddy water
of a ditch. Poor cow ! Poor rooster!
I feel sorry for theta. Not because
they won't get underi the shed and
keep warm this blustering weather,
but because they can't read, and so the
rainy days must seem to them to last
for ages and ages, and ages.
On a rainy day there is no sense in
taking some one book and going right
thr ough with it. That requires concen
tration, and resembles work. Then
too. )ou might thereby forget, once or
twice out of every ten minutes, to go
to the window and see how things
"look" outside. You might also, miss
ing the contrast, fail to appreciate the
bright, wood firs, before you. thus
prove ungrateful for the fact, that in
the great Deluge of want that to-day
cogers the earth like a flood of gray
water. you might prove ungrateful. I
say. for the little ark-the little home
God has given you to protect you from
On rainy days, the best enjoyment
is gotten from a whole crowd of books
scattered around you, and to read
snatches from them.
Open George Elliott's ,"Romola"
and see the old, dim, scholarly Fior
ence during thhe 14th century, when
its populace are fired with the elo
quence of Savonorola, and the Medici
family have just been expelled from
their native city-that city which also
closed its iron gates against Dante, and
caused him to wander in implacable
misery-an exile over all the rest of
Then right by the side of the green
bound ,"Romola" are Tennyson's
"Idyls." How poetic is thatpicture ol
the mystic hand lifted from the crest
of the water, holding the mystic sword!
Sometimes, on very clear moonlight
nights, when the lake is all silent and
the waves are in silver and shadows. it
is not hard to imagine one sees that
hand and the fair, wrought sword ol
Then, too, a most potent fascinating
scene to get a glimpse of, is the timi
scene of Faust. One watches, carious.
ly the German student, there in hii
musty old laboratory, dressed in hii
long, fur robe, the volumes of forgot
ten lore, lying covered with dust, or
the queer shelves of the quaint Gothic
room--testing by first a dim blue, ther
a red light, all sorts of spirits an;
stones. The yellow moonlight streams
through the narrow slit of a window
and falls upon the long, narrow hand:
of the alchemist.
The brain wearied Student, the
baffied explorer ot natures' secrets
the worn out sceptic, ready, so ready
to doubt his God and goodness in wc
man and nobility in man. Wbat 1ine
subject be is for Mephistopheles ti
cope ,q with! And doesn't the gvi
One show his cunhing when he eiter
in the form of a black gowned prfraes
or, a master ot alchemy? And righ
underneath the volume of Faust is th
paper covered copy of Richard Loui
Stevenson's -Kidnapped," a story e
adventure and saikl' cruelty" ash
rough seamen's kinadesses to a litti
Scotch mad, that leaves his native bill
and heather to seek, in a neighbcring
country, his fortunes aumong some
kinsfolk. The breath of the salt sea
is in the pages of the book, and I think
boys would enjoy the reading of it
more than girls.
A few chapters of the Greville
",Memoirs," and you find youself in
the high society of England, when the
last of the Georges is tottering on his
throne; and good William and Mary
are quietly waiting to relieve him of
state cares. hlear what those great
men talked of, thought of. spent their
lives in pursuing. Card playing, the
races, dinners at the Holland House,
drunkenness, and social gossip.
His Majesty, the Ruler of Great
Britain. Scotland and Ireland. does not
seem unlike other folk, when we read
"*the King has been exhibiting some
symptoms of a disorderly mind, not
however amounting to anything seri
ous; only morbid irritability and
activity, reviewing the guards and
blowing up the people at court." In
these Greville Memoirs one gets a true
picture of the 18th century England.
VWesee -men and women, not as we
would, if we sat on the front row of a
theatre and the rose light was thrown
over the actors before us, but as we
would see them behind the wings.
where the glare day light strikes full
upon them and exposes all the paint
and the powder, all the padding and
After a little while, one grows weary
of this gay, wicked, heartless, faithless
world, and turns with relief to the
genuine life, depicted in Hall Caine's
lDeemeter." Here, among these rough
fisher-folk of the Isle of Man, are
drawn the real loves. jealousies. re
morses and reformations of real peo
ple. Not shamming, smirking cour
And that white marbleized volume
with the spirit of holly berries on it,
what stories does it tell? Surely one
of gladness, for the book seems to hold
fast between its covers a bit of the van
ished Christmas tides I have seen. late
in the springtime, some birds nest and
the twigs of an evergreen tree, hold a
bit of the frozen winters' snow drift.
I reach for the volume, but the
shadows are so dark I scarce can read
the title page. The firelight flares up
and flickers over the white paper, then
dies away. The words become blurred
and inaistinet. I shut the book softly,
and realize, with half a pang of regret,
that the rainy day is ended and the
rainy night begun.
The lion. Pollee Jury will not meet
until Wednesday. January 20th, when
they will have a large amount of busi
ness to transact.
Mr. Tobe Delony returned Thursday
morning from Jackson, Mise., where
he has been spending Christmas.
Tobe looks improved from his trip.
Rev. A. Monroe, of the A. IM. E.
Church, was presented on Wednesday
evening with a store room full of good
things by the members of his church,
which he requests as to return thanks.
Live Oak Rye Ir the peer of any
whiskey made in bhe Aorld,posseasing
in concentratedffnrm tle aromrati and
onic qualities of tLe grait from which
it,!s distilled. Phil eoulrei It the
sole agent at tIbIplace.
Ift you have used Dr. TIebtsodi
AntlseptiC and HlkeIC why oao i
self to be "talkedt ltO takia j a 4t.-
terteit Or imidtaets of hi, j~4I to ldreau
the dealer? Don'i doG it fales + o
i watto be **huuib P
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My Cotton Gin is the complete Monger system, and my ginning rate
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$&A liberal share of the public patronge is solicited.
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