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Saturday, Janiiary 2,,, 1897.
i S. STRICKER, I . D.,
OO!ce at Camnpbill & Chaze Drug,
Store on Levee street.
W. D. BELL,
Surecon aud Practicing P'ysicinc.
(i.,stetrics a specialty.)
Wail respond to all calls. day or night.
Office at Bernard drug store. Residence
next to Metodist Chure
Payment for meldieal ervices must
be made at the close of each month
$. P. WELLS, JR.,
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
Odlce-Next to the rostolice.
0. S. WYLY,
A.ttorney at I.TaWr.
Lake Providence, La.
Practices in State and Federal Courts.
L. K. BALE-R,
Lake Providence, La.
Local and Parish News.
Clothing at all prices at Levy's.
Services at the Churches to-morrow.
Yonuie Yohnsou is alright, alright.
Court started Monday mornuing on
The first month of'97 is fast passing
The planters are still purchasing
The weather Pas been mixed this
Frank McGuire's coal pile is dimin
The assessor for East Carroll still
Read the advertisement of Mr. W.
M/. and Mrs. J. G. Oldfield are now
Now is the time to prepare for an
The delinquent town tax list willi
The Police Jury proceedings will ap
pear next week.
Read the list of real estate transfers
in another column.
Bell has entirely cleaned out his
large cotton seed pile.
Don't forgot to call on Powell at his
new place of business.
There is not . vacant residence in
the town of ProsideuCe.
Our mail arrives quite early, cou-.
sidleriung the heavvy roads.
Raising the levee on the Grant
canal trout has cormmenced.
'lLo at' stic arranged show win-t
dows at :uMite's looks pretty.
The horse lost by Mr. It. J. Burney
a few wsves ago has been found.
The grip is dying out for the want
of material. Every body has about
There is too nuch grinding by those
who have money, who let it out on in
The murder case has taken up al
most the entire time of the court this
Attend the lecture at the Episcopal
Church to-morrow evening at 7
The brick kiln now being gotten
.ready to burn, will be 250,000 or
'Th'h street and bridge conmmittee
have a gantig at work on the streets and
The merchants of town are carrying
a large line of harness and farming
Mrs. Grundy says "that the variety
of society folks now-a-days is infinite
The bottom seems to be knocked
out of the cotton market. The quota
lions are down.
The storm on Saturday night last
was very severe, and was accomnpalncd
by rain and lighting.
It is a shame to allow mules and
horses to staud at the racks all day
without food or water.
Fonsse skipped out on Wednesday
morning. It is whispered that he
went to Baton Rouge on business.
Posnmaster Taylor, who has been
down with a case of grip, is now able
to be up and attending to his duties.
Col. P. 1). Quays and Mr. iI. H.
Graham, members of the Police Jury,
were in attending a meeting on Wed
The bottom is ilum knocked out ot
the cotton receiptsle, and it is only a
stray bale now that wanders to the
White's cut sale of one third on bon
nets, hats and shapes catnot be beat.
We advise the ladies to take advantage
of this sale.
Mr. Louis Leach, of iRobertdale, in
Buneha Bend, lost a line mtunle a few
weeks ago.- Read the notice in
Mrs. Seghers and children, who
have been visiting it, New Orleans for
several weeks, returned on the Natches
last Sinday moruning.
The first quarterly conference of tlhe
New Year took place at the Methodist
Church on Saturday atd Sunday lest,
Rev. Mr. White, ipresi'dig.
The jury in the murder ease that
tork up three days of the week.
bmought in a verdict on Thursday Ofa
not gettiv. Mr' Ralsdell. thelr a2tes'
.ay, worked hard and deserves a great
4aesof eredit for the manner in wiFeh i
me a dwI.deirase '
GOOD TRAIN SERVICE.
Train service inaugurated by the Y.
& M. V. R. 1. find 1. C. systems is ap
irreciated by the traveling public. By
using the above 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 get 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. 11. IHANSON, G. P. A., Chicago,
W. A. IdE:LLOND, A. G. P. N.,
J. G. SLAUGHTER, C. T. A. Vicks
NOTICE.-Rev. Mr. Mack wishes us
to state that en account of breaking a
lense in his apparntus that he will not
be able to present his pictures to-mor
Mr. John Ilamilton, who has been
quite sick for sometime, was taken to
Vicksburg on Friday last by h!s sister,
Mrs. J. L. Martin. We hope that the
change will restore him to good health.
Mr. John McRae of our town, has
patented a self fastening pants button
that is one of the best yet patented.
Mr. McRae has been offered a good
sum of money for his patent, but has
We hope that a large number of our
citizens will attend the lecture and
illustrations of Holy pictures to be
delivered by Rev. Mr. Mack to-mor
row evening at the Episcopal Church
at 7 o'clock.
Live Oak Rye is the peer of any
whiskey made in the world, possessing
in concentrated form the aromatic and
tonic qualities of the grain from which
it is distilled. Phil McGuire is the
sole agent at this place.
Simon Allen, a colored man living
on the Henderson plantation, had a
horse stolen from him on the 2nd.
Messrs. J. Stein & Co.:. will pay a
liberal reward for his delivery. Read
the notice in another column.
Plant a goodly size acreage in cot
ton, but do not forget to imake ample
provisions for food crops, for in it
lies the success of the cotton planter
these days. The man who raises every
thing he needs on his plantation can
make money at five-cent cotton.
WEST MONROE, LA., May 25, 1895.
We have tried several of the IMITA
TIONS of DR. TICHENOR's ANTI
s'EPTIC, and while they may "smell,
taste and look" like his, they are cer
tainly not its equal, and this is also the
verdict of our customer.
W. L. Morris & Co.
W8 are told that iMr. Geo. S. Owen.
the efficient manasger of Bucknmeadow
plantation, made an average of four
hundred antd lifty pounds of cotton to
tIe acre. We suppose there are other
places in the parish that has done as
well, but they have not been reported
Mr. Job M. Kennedy, who is at
tending the State Univrsi;ty at Baton
Houge, will please accept our thanks
for a copy of "The Reveille,"a neat and
newsy paper, published weekly by the
students of tie University. The pa
per is brim full of interesting matter
andti is bound to be a success.
On accorunt of the trial of the four
colored mciie charged with the nmurder
of one of their color in October last,
our streets were thronged Monday,
'lTuesday and Wednesday with colored
tnit, women and childruen from the
Bend, who came in, sonme as witicesses
and others through curiosity.
• Why suffer with Coughs, Colds iand
La- Grippe when LAXA'rIlVI BROMO
QUININE will cure yon 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
ifunded. Price 25 cents. For sale at
Guenard's I)run Store.
We learn 'hat lately several stray
horses and mules have been taken up
by colored people and instead of noti
fving,the proper authorities they would
work thernm as if they were their own
stock, aind that it is only by chance
that the strayed stock is ever found.
If some of these peoplo were haundled
by the law it would learn them and
others what to do when they take up
stock antd work them, as it has been
done int several instances.
We are told that our popular Re
publican friend Capt. J. B. Dounally of
New Orleans, will be appointed Col-I
lector of the Port by President Mc
Kinlev. Itr would be gratifyingtg news
to his maby Democratic friends in his!
old bonte to see him appointed to the
position. No better appointment
could be made, and one that would be
approved of by Democrats as well as
RIepublleans. We wish him good
Becsase the initalions of Dr. Tlche
aer', Antiseptic smell and taste like
pepperamit Is no proof that they are
"Jut as good" as the original, simon
pare compound that has givea atlrer
al .calftactioa lor ten years. You
may know Dr. Tlohenor's A.tiseptte
b. t _ t.e , ... ' -a r t . -. f. s e wu a
j wayy;r.~aspttlt BSre
In another column will be found a
list of transfers of property that took
place during the month of I)ccember.
The list was kindly furnished us by
deputy clerk D. W. Gilmour.
Twenty-one transfers of property by
sale and otherwise, took place during
last month in our parish, and most of
them took place in the town of Provi
dence, or in the now addition to it re
cently made by Messrs. Millikin and
This is a sure and unmistakable
evidence of the growth of our town.
Real estate in P'rovidence has been
greatly on the increase during the last
year, and houses have been built in
every part of the town. In the last
four years more than fifty house
were put up in town, and to-day we
do not know of a single residence for
rent in or near Providence. Lots are
selling very well in the New Provi
deuce, and there Is already quite a
number of bousce in what was last year
a cotton field. In fact, there is a gen
eral desire for every one to get a home;
every one wants to quit paying rent
and get a little home that they may
call their own. Lumber is much
cheaper than it used to be, brick will
soon be down to eight dollars a thous
and and the town is bound to increase.
We are not booming, but steadily and
MEN OF TASTE
Say that our made to order CLOTH
ING is the perfection of art. Why
should'nt it be? We use only IM
I'O'LTE[) woolens in our TAILOR
ING department, have a first class cut
ter and the best of workmen.
Our ready made CLOT'liNG and
OVERCOATS cannot be excelled.
heavy UNNIERLWEAR, silk MUF
FLERS' aird other warm things for
Money back if not suited.
Mail orders receive prompt atten
WARNER & SEARLES CO.,
If any person in our parish should
come across a negro who has a pug
dog in his possession they will do us
the favor by capturing the canine. A
young lady in Mississiplpi has lost him
and has written to us that the negro
crossed the river at our landing on
Monday. A liberal reward will be
paid for his delivery at this office.
Don't be humbugged tith an imita-i
tion of Dr. ''ichenor's Antiselpticl
You can always know the genuine
original f'ichenor's Antiseptic by the
trade mark. For sale by J. S. Guenard
Francis Magee, after all illness ofd
tCears, psed away on Tuesday cven-,
iug And his remains were followed to
their last resting place in the Provi
deuce Cemetery by a large nunmber of
our citizens. Father tMabe paid a fit
tiug tribu te to the little fellow, who,
durilg his long suffering never corm
plained. Francis is now better off
with his Maker. ilis father and
brother have the sympathy of their
friends in their bereavement.
The river after cominlg up jut. hligh
enoiugh to cause Mr. Flanmley to move
the 250.000 feet of lutnber laying on
the bank, comiimeniiced to fall on Satur
day last and has been going down
rapidly during the entire week. The
rise uow coming though will check
the fall anid cause it to swell again.
The knowinig oines tells us that on ac
count of bthe olen winter we will not
have an extreme high water this
winter or spring.
A gentleman told us tile other day
that a colored man whom he knows,
started in at the begiouintg of '"6 to
make his crop of cotton without a dol
lar and that lie had to be furnished.
lie put in twenty-five acres in cotton,
worked hard antd was saving, and at
the winding up of the seasou had
cleared $52500. Is there any oilther
place under the sun except in the cot
ton growing country that this can be
done? Here was a man who did not
have a dollar to begin with, who has
made enough of money to carry him
through tho '97 crop year without bor
rowing a dollar, and if he does niot buy
a mustaug pouey and a buggy atdl
other things that he can do without
and does not need, he can sooni have
eniough of money to ,purchase a little
place of his own and be independant. I
They report in the second ward that
the hat of a prominent gentleman of
Sour town, lost on the night of the wed
(ing, was since found in a bath tub.
lion. C. S. Wyly and wife left for
New Orleans on Wednesday. Mr.
Wyly has business before the Supreme
Presideunt Nicholson of the Police
Jury, was up from the first ward to
atteud smeeting on Wednesday. He
tells us everything iu plantation work
is going along nicely.
The colored people of the parish-in
tend building a Union church in our
town it the near future. It Is said
4hat it will be a tide structlre.
It did not take long to get a jury on
Tueaday In the marder eae. Very
fewR were veJacted. It was cosMpoeed
otW4 Wbite'a adi4d taoln sud
IN ORDER NOT TO CARRY OVER ANY
BONNETS AND SHAPES,
WE HAVE THIS EARLY IN THE
SEASON REDUCED THE PRICE JUST
OF THE REGULAR MARKED SELLING
FRICE. THIS SALE WILL CONTINUE
AS LONG AS THEY LAST. WE INVITE
W.N White, Aat.
BIWIR~IPTi~r -·---r I --~ U II
Early on these winter mornings the
lake is like a sheet of crumpled
steel. the silver rays of the newly risen
sun glance upon the crest of the waves;
beyond the water in the forests the
trees appear as if painted on a canvas.
They blend together, in the distance.
A dimn blue haze is the medium through
which we see the lake, the sunrays, the
damp forest trees.
The landscape seems to me to be in na
ture what mysticism is in literature.
The mystics are not the writers that
deal with mystery, but they are the
writers whose thoughts and images are
seen. as it were, through 'a mist.
Ruskin says, ."No man should paint
a picture of the interior of a room with
out putting in it an o(Jen win:iow."
'The uindow showing a glimpse of
vioiet-crowned hills, or blue sky, or
lgray ocean waster,suggests in tinitude.
It presents the picture from being nar
row and too realistic.
In lierature the mystics paint the
open window. They are suggestive.
I hey allow the white winged ,love-im
agination. to escape from the four walls
of fact, and to venture forth without
restraint, over the waters of specula
The three greatest mystics in Ameri
can lettei-, are the poets Hawthorne.
Edgar Allan Poe and Father Ryan.
Hawthorne hays w ritten no verses but
,"The Marble Faun,"is a poem. The sub
ject is one that appeals to the dreil
er, rather than to the practical man.
It is taken from Grecian mythology.
In Greece there is sutpposed to have
existed a race of beings that formicd
the link between the brute creation
and man. The fauns were intelligent,
but they had no souls. They were a
part of nature. They were joful In
the din, llellenic groves they drank
only the golden sunlit wine of pleasure.
'To their lips was never held grief's
chalice of deadly hemlock. In Rome
there is a statue by Proxitiles. It is a
,"Marble Faun." From th'- statue
Hawthorne drew the title of his book.
The hero, Donatello, resembles, per
sonally, the marble faun. Ills nature,
too,, is as sanguine andi careless as was
that of the faun of Mythology. This,
being, all sunlight and thoughtlessness,
comes in contact with Miriam. a
woman that is an artist, and one whose
nature is asdeep.as saddened as, possi
bly as sin-stalnd as Donatello's is irre
sponsible and free. She is beautiful
with a rich, dark Jewish type of beau
ty. I)onatello loves Mirnim. and for
her sake, on an impulse, in obedience
to a glance from her eyes, he burls the
mad monk from the brow of the Caln
toline hills. The fantastic mad wlan is
the husband of Miriam. As soon as
the murder has been committed the
two ilovers feel alone in the universe-
isolated from mankind. Then they re
alize, with a shudder, that they are
akin to all the criminals of old
Rome. There is a communion of devils
as well as a communion of saints.
Before he sinned. ])onstello used to
lie on the rolling Tuscan hills near his
home of Monte Beni, and when he gave
a low soft whistle 11ike the sweet notes
of a flute, the birds and the squirrels
would come to him and frolic around
him as if he too. was a creature of the
wild woods. When his soul becomes
saturated with crime, he leaves Rome
aid flees to Monte IBeni; but the forest
birds and the squirrels will not re
spond to his eall. They shun him. He
is evil. liHe is no longer a chid of
nature. Is this fact keeping with
God's law. Does He cast off this er
ring ones? Does he not rather make
His sun to rise upon the evil and the
good and sendeth His rain on the just
and the unjust alike?
Through crime Donatello's soul is
awakened.. Is it better to fall and
~uffer tlhan to iW fiover on the stm
face of life and never once to sound its
The mystics leave such questions
unanswered. Indeed. they never state
them in words. They only suggest
In 'TLie Marble Faun" one follows
the characters through the crumbling
arches of the Colisum; through the
Boghese Gardens, in cathedrals and
art galleries, and it is understood,
always' that Miriam is more guilty
than Douate!lo. She instigated the
crime. He was a tool' in her hands.
But when the story is ended. Donatel
lo is described as languishing in a dung
eon while Miriam is free. Hawthorc
never says whether Donatello is
executed or not. The poet novelist is
true to his mysticism. We close the
book, and feel as if life's casements
hauli been thrown wide open and we
had looked into the vast, solemn star
Of Edgar Poe's works '.Ulalume"
is the most mystical.
A path leads through a forest. Gray
mists of autumn rest upon the trees.
Dead leaves are trampled into the wet
earth. The poet wanders through this
"misty, mind region of weir," and
"ihis heart it is ashen and sober as
the leaves that are crisped and sere.
As the leaves that are withering and
sere." Hle comes to the etid of a vista
and stops at the door of a tomb, at the
door of a legeuded tomb. '"Tis the
iniub of his last "Ulalume." From the
stone vault a nebulous lustre is born.
It assumes the form of a star and roils
through an either of sighs.''
M:lny critics say there is no meaning
to this pl)eu, that it is nothing but
vords, wo word, words, that it is rhyme
without reason. However it bears
interpretation as well as does the
" Raven." The dinm haunted woodland of
Weir .'is the shadowy laud of memory.
The poet's soul wanders down this mis
ty mind region of Weir until it comes
to the door of a tomb that contains the
body of his wife. Then it shudders,
and leaves the past to hasten back to
the present. The star that is brighter
than Dian is the spirit of .'Ulalume."
Father Ryan's mysticism explains
itself, lie is a poet and a priest.
His mind is colored by his vocation.
In his verses rinig sweet toned vesper
bells and gleam soft alter lights. His
-.Song of the Mystic" is but the long
ing of the human for the divine that all
of us feel at times.
"I walk down thi Valley of Silence,
Down the dim voiceless valley alone,
And I hear not the fall of a footstep
Around me, save God's nod my own.
And the hush of my heart is as holy.
As hovers where angels have flown.
Lone ago was I weary of voices,
Whose music my heart could not win;
Long ago was I weary of places,
That Iretted my soul with their dim.
Long ago was 1 weary ofnoises,
W here 1 met but the humnan-and sin.
And I toiled on. heart tired of the human,
And I moaned mid the mazes of men,
'Till I knelt, tone. ago at an alter,
And heard a voice call me-since then
I walk down the Valley of Silence.
That lies beyond mortal ken.
Do you ask what I found in the Valley.
Tis my Trusting place with the Divine.
And I fell at the teet of the'Holy,
And above me, a voice said "Be mine."
And there arose from the depths of my
An echo--'My heart shall be thine.'"
It is twilight. The blue lake is
charmed into stillness. A bar of orim
son Snrset forms a back ground to the
forest trees. The holy evening star
trembles alone in the heaven, and a
soft and ailve haze covers the face of
nature like a filmy bridal vail.
Dr. Tcbhenot's Antiseptie to not rep.
resented to be "just as good" as any
thing. Placed squarely upon its owna
merit fqr ten. years, it _e>d I-today
without mu eqtual for the prpe lp i
tended. Ask 3. A8.G.Narl stit.
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My Cotton Gin is the complete Monger system, and my ginning rates
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1IrA liberal share of the public patronge is solicited.
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