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THE BANNER-DEMOCRAT, .
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Saturday, April 17, 1897. &M.
L. K. BARHER, using
AlTor.NEY-AT- LA'. i nai at
Lake Providence, La. change
C. F. I)AVIS, you oi
ATTORNEY-AT LAW, to all
Lake P'rovidence, La. ar Ili
Local and Parish News. A. ]
Linen suits at White's. W.
Some levee has got to p-o-p. Lous
Business continues very dull. Miss.
The assessorship is still in doubt. MrE
The levees are pretty well soaked. Vicks
Our streets have a dismal, far away- with I
Easter Sunday to-morrow. Attend remai
Church. of hi
Dress goods and trimmings at prett'
The planters have almost finished Willi
Business of every kind isat a perfect recen
Lots of cotton and corn up through- ered
out the parish. wher
Bell & IlHrloey are delivering ice at
$1.5 per block. La
Work strengthening the levees was visit(
resumed on ''ueday,. in th
If you can't talk water and its pros. ther(
pects, you're not in it. thren
The City Council proceedings are late.
published in this issue. just
Read the proceedings of the Police kille'
Jury in another column. TI
We regret to learn that Dr. Artand said
has been unwell since his arrival. Mace
Local news Is very scarce. There is no f
nothing but water, water, water. our
Services at the Catholic, Episcopal the
and Methodist Churches to-morrow. sat
Straw hats, straw hats, at the large dire
and handsome store of W. N. White.
Get your announcements in so the
voters will know that you are a candi-. ics
The river outlook continues very ally
promislug-far more outlets or crc- the
On account of the water scareevery- Qut
thing in the building line has been for
Our levees are in a wonderful good the
condition, and it is surprising to a ctll
Since the water scare, the drum
mers have entirely shaken the dust of of
The pretty display of ladies hats and the
bonnets, in the latest styles, can now he the
seen at White's.
No let up on the levees. If the U.
S. gvernnteut will not pay for it, the me
Levee Board will. in
The guards on the levee above town col
say that three wolves swamn the river wI
on Monday night. we
Max Levy has a handsome line of fa(
clothing and it will astonish you how ev
cheap he is selling. fat
Levee guards who have been found
neglecting their duty, should not be
given a second trial. th
It is said that a great many colored on
people failed to get their money for pl
working on the levee. sa
Mr. Ed. Magee was the lucky win- sh
ner of a flue bicycle that was raffled w.
downi at Wilton the other day.
No one can tell where the mai is
chatnel of the great and cruel Missis
.sippi will be after this Bflood disap
Major L K. Barber of the Bend, left
for New Orleans on Satunrday morn
lg last. Hels expected to return this
The breaking of levees do not prove w
that they are a failure. lBut we be- el
lieve with outlets they could be made It
The two Italian fruit dealers got In
to a fii ght on Monday over some busi
ness matter. This was the first spring a
fight of the season. a
The only way to do is to pull to-t
gether in this fight, and every person
to dto his part. It mnakes no difference I
how littic it may be.
Mrs. J. W. Pitlman and handsome
baby boy, returned at the end of last
week, after several weeks visit to rela- C
tives In Birmingham, Ala.
The water has entirely covered the
plautsations ou the other side of the
river from us, and as far as a person
can see it is nothing but water.
Ladies are you in need of a spring 1
or summer bat? If you are, call at
White's and talk to Miss Jackson, who
will be delighted to show them to you. I
S. W. Green, one of our colored I
merchants. left for New Orleans on
Wednesday. It is sail he has gone
dowi to try sud fix up his fences for a
Miss Annie Ilamllton left on Mou
day for Vicksburg, to live lu the future
with her sister, Mrs. John Ryan. W6
wish MJias Annie happiuess in her new
ibhe planters of our parish are not
taiting to see what the water is going
to do, but are going ahead as it the
Father of Waters was placidly within
Sherif Duan had two deer put in
the jail enclosure and some meau per.
Sson kncoked a hole itn the fence on
Saturday aight atnd the deer are now
in the woods.
Levee guards who are fesld asleep
should get the bouunce. 'they have all
day to sleep, especially when they
know that they are expected to patrol
the levee at night.
Next week the entire line of leveeas
ashould be covered with men, readlly to
do hero!o work -if necessary-fuor e
believe the next six or eight days will
be the trying ones on our levees.
GOOD) TR.lIN SERVICE.
Train service inaugurated by the Y. Oh.} 5t
& M. V. R. R. and I. C. systems is ap. For heat
preciated by the traveling public. By' Angelic
using the above lines 3 on can go to rte rise
St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincin- By agos
nati and all points east with only one I triud
change of cars and this change is made Above r
at a Union Depot in Memphis, where Iy mart
'you get a solid vestibule train through Oi, heat
to all the above points. For tickets Oh.pray
or Information call on local agents or Glad EF
JNO. A. SCOTT, Memphis, Tenn. A tel
A. II. HANSON, G. P. A., Chicago, from N
Ills. Ilot S
W. A. KELLOND), A. G. P. N., health
W. I). BRENT, C. T. A. Vicksburg, wife ai
Miss. His a
Mrs. John L. Martin came up from We hi
Vicksburg on Sunday morning last him ri
P with the remains of her brot'her, Mr. 'The
John Q. Hlamilton. On Sunday his that w
d remains were laid to rest by the side been a
of his three brothers who rest in our has nip
It pretty home of the dead. river a
We were in hopes that Mr. John to Ma
SWilliams would not need to use the just th
false floor in his shop again after the the yo
ct recent fall of thirteen inches; but the' a grea
water fooled him and has again coy. Nov
h- ered his floor and is creeping up to upon
where it was before. Postm
Last Saturday moruing we were mail a
as visited by a frost. It was rather late tle.
in the season and we do not suppose due d
s there was a person in the country who his ofi
th(:ught that we would get a frost this doing
,re late. There was a good deal of cotton of the
just up, but we learn that it was not P. mI.
e killed. the pi
The whole of Beauf river swamp is Asi
id said to be under water. The Bayou Brow
Macon is rising rapidly, but there is the I
is no fear or apprehension that any of were
our low lands will be effected and that than
dal the Macon is able to carry off all the says I
water that may come down from that no Ce
dge direction. work
ite. T. en
The pretty custom of our May pic or f
tics gotten up by Providence Fire Co., ri
over twenty years ago and held anuu- a
erv ally ever since, will not take place on
rc- the let of May. It is a pity that there W
will be no crowning of the lovely May guar
try- Queen and other pleasures gotten up levee
eeu for the children. aslce
The attention of the stockholders of thesi
ood the Building and Loan Association are the
called to a notice in another column may
notifying them of the annual election not
f of Directors of the Association on reli
Monday next and also to a meeting for ties
and the purpose of receiving the reports of thei
v he the olficers for the last year. I1
We call attention to the advertise- Sale
the ment of the Acme Brick Co., published the
in another column. This isa company th
own composed intirely of colored men, ditl
'iver who have started this industry, and per,
we hope will' succeed. It is a ron
,e of fact that it is the only kiln of brick Oi
how ever burned here, that will give satis- wil
,t be We are like the majority of citizens, tha
that there should be no let up in the work
ored on the levees, and there has been no
F for place along the line where unneces- ste
sary work has been done. If a break hai
wil- should happen on account of stinginess. V.
ffied who would be to blame? Keep up the Vi
work until the danger is over if the cost tra
ai is a little heavy. tw
isp- The weatlher that we have been dE- by
perieuciug for the past two'or three Icbh
, left weeks has been muchly mixed. One mn
Stlday the esather has been beautiful and N.
spring.like, the next rainy and the
oe wind blowing, and then the next cold
e b e- enough to make fires comfortable. It Cit
made looks like this is the mixture we get thi
when we have a full river. ur
ot In- ur
btsi- A break in our loevees thislate in the e
pring season, when there are thousands of gr
acres of cotton anti corn planted and de
1I to- thousands of acres of both up, would I w
erson be a blow to our farmers that it wouldh i
ence take years to recover from. It is a
question if they ever would recover if
some a break should take place, now that
Srcotton has got down to such a low
id the Our friend Hlugh McGuire caughtt
erso one of the deer that was run out of p
Mississippi by the overflow, and
prig branded the deer "'1892," his mark, and
call at put a bell on his neck. lulgh built a
n, who fence about eight feet high and put I
o you. his deership in the enclosure and when
olored I he returned to see how he was getting
as oi along, there was uo deer to be seen.
goner a Lie vamnoused the ranch.
The remains of Mr. Johu Hamilton
Mon- were broghtg up from Vicksburg cu
future Sunday morning last and laid to rest I
r now iu the Providence Cemetery. The re
nmalns were sccompained by Mr. W.
re not N. BIIthing, Master os the Viceaburg
going Lodge, A. F. & A. 31. Pecan Gove
i I the ILdge of our town, conducted the
within funeral rites and the beautiful and im
posintg Masonic burial ceremolny was
put it toucbing iudeed.
ace oil A dredge boat will arrive in a few
re now days which will be put to work get
ting out the eoal lost below town two
a aleep or thre weeks ago by the tow boat
haveall runtllng on the Shiphtd bar. The
stte e eoal from eight boats can be gotten
Mr. Levy inVite's the ladies of our
l levee e town and parish to call and look at
ayly to the handsome line of goods ha. is car
-for ws ting. Mrs. Levy aunt 4iu 8Minsky,
or wll rte. dy clerks, will take pleasanre in
. es showing the goods.
Oh. Fister lowers blow fair and sweet.
Oh. Easter bells ring clear.
For hearts on earth. with reverence meet
Angelic voices hear.
Athlroh with ecstacy to greet
The risen Christ. held dear.
Ily cross and crown and stone-sealed tomb,
By agony of death and gloom,
Of sun deserted earth.
SBy triumph of soul, glorious
Above the grave victorious,
]By martyr's life laborious,
SI Iv sacrificial birth.
Oh, hearts of men beat holy,
Oh. God-sealedC brows bend lowly,
Oh. proa erful lips sing boldly,
Glad Easter hymns of mirth.
A telegram was received on Monday
from Mr. John R Keller, who went to
Hot Springs for the benefit of his
health some weeks ago, informing his
wife and friends that he is very sick.
[lis wife has gone to his bedside.
a We hope that Mrs. Keller will tind
ht im much better upon her arrival.
Tr. he steamer Carroll, the little boat
i that wae intended for our ferry, has
C been at the levee for several days, and
'r has made one or two trips across the
river and on Sunday last made a trip
n to Maversvllle. It is a small craft, but
o just the thing for a ferry. Mr. Ross,
I the young manl who built her, deserves
ea great deal of credit.
- Now that we are entirely dependent
0o upon the river rout for our mails.
Postmaster Taylor should hold the
re mail at his office just as long as possi
e ble. On the trights that the boat is
se due down mail should be received at
io his office up to at least 8 o'clock. By
is doing this he will receive the thanks
xn of the commnunity. We know that the
t p. m. will do anything reasonable for
the patrons of his office.
is Assistant U. S. engineer W. S.
o0 Brown informed us on Tuesday that
Is the levees in Tensaes and Concordia
of were from five to eight feet higher
iat than the river on Sunday last. lie
he says that the people in out' parish have
at no comprehension of the amount of
work that has been done in 'Madison,
. Tensas and Concordia in the last ten
or fifteen days towards building up
uu- and strengthening the emibanlkmeuts in
on these parishes.
ere We were told on Tueeday that two
lay guards, whose duty it is to watch the
up levee above town. were found sound
asleep during Monday night. Are
of these the kind of men to be placed on
are the levee to watch the danger that
ma may come at any moment. This is
ion not the first time that they have been
on reported asleep, and why the authori
for ties do not get other men who will do
.s of their duty, we do'not understand.
Lion. Robt. Nicholson was up from Clot
ise- Salem on Wednesday, and reported
shed the situation along the levee front in
,any that part of the parish in a critical con
neu, dition, and that they have beeu ham
and pered very much by not having bar
a a rows and other tnecessary things to put
rick on a larger force. We hope that he
atis- will be successful in his fight. liHe
deserves to be, for no maut in the
whole parish has worked anry harder
lens, than he has.
n no We learn from the officers of the
ecos- steamer Annie Laurie that the water
)reak has covered the tracks.of the Y. & M.
ness. V. R. R., in several places between
p the Vicksburg anti Baton Rouge, and that
cost trains will have to be dliscontinued be
tween these points. If this is a fact
our New Orleans mail will have to go
0 4- by way of Jackson, atd from this
three change the papers will reach us one
One mail later thau if they came direct from
I and N. O. to Vicksburg.th
cold Mr. Albert Harris, Deputy Grand ti
. It Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of nil
Sget the State. arrived in our town on Sat- i
urdty last andti on Sunday evening lect- thi
ured to the Providence Lodge. We tin
n the learn that those who were present were I
ds of greatly pleased and learned a great i ini
and deal about the secret work of the order. h:t
rould We regret that Brother Harris arrived ti,
rould in our town during the high water li
is a scare, which kept a great many away, ev
ver if who would like to have been present, te
Sthat ----- - -
a low The disconitinuing of the trains on
the Y. &. M. V. R. R., from Vicksburg
to Memphis on account of the overflow, tth
aught will not iucontvenicuce the traveling St
t of public wishing to go North or even to i
S d New Orleans. Connections are now f,
k, and made at Jackson, Miss., with the Ill- p
u lt a stois Central Cannon Ball train, which p
d put is one of the fastest and safest roads in ct
when the country. For in forniation call on
Metting Ir. W. D. Bret, City Ticket Agent C
seen. at Vicksburg, who will give all the iu
:;t:: arPOss-3L r TO FrlD
orest In this section such a stock of men's
he re- and boy's SPRING CLOTHIIING, UN
Ir. W. DERWEAII, NEGLIGE SIIRTS,
iiaburg ATS aind CAPS as we show..
Go ve CLOTHING made for us by the I
ed the famous house of ROGERS, PEE' & '
iy was Co., just l.
Send us your orders.
Mw bloney back if not suited.
rr get- Mail orders receive prompt attic
wn two tionr
w boat WARNER & SEARLES CO.,
go The . Vicksburg, Miss.
Several of our plantulers have been to
of our Vicksburg lately trying to get hands.
look at Very few hands from the overflowed
is ar- region want to fnd work, if they
eros ei, think there Is any chance of being fed
by the governmeut. i
$2.00 AND $2.50.
Ladies -:-This line of
and us, and we be
S lieve the trade
il Misses will appreciate
Tan ting up a first
I class Shoe to
o sell at THESE
They are STYL
ISH and all neat
ly and hand
Oxfords somely made.
xfords Have all the
and E to B, in Opera.
Ile Coin and Needle
Polish. toes. .
The Vicksburg Tailoring Company,
i is Mz3esO Si.its to Order for
been c.8l, o, a $-g, : "0.
1( do PANTS TO ORDER FROM $4 UP, BEST OF WORKMANSHIP.
Three thousand different patterns to select from. We handle no ready made
from lothing. VICKSBURG TAILORING CO.,
rom Clothi g 226 South Washington St., Vicksburg, Miss.
,rted E. A. HALE, Manager.
1 M. A. HALE, Proprietor. E.A. _ALE, Manager.
bar- E 5
[T J. Powell,
the Irvco Stree t, Lake Providence,. Louifslaa.
.... DEALEB IN....
i Fine Clothing, Hats, Caps,
i e1. and Gents' Fnrniasing Goods, Trunks and Valises. Ladies',
I th at 'MiIses, Children's and Men's Shoes. Overshoes for all. Grocer
ol be- ice and Plantgttiof spplie5.
a fac to o
communicated.) . -
Banner-DIemocrat:-We are told
that Mr. J. I). Tompkins has been the
only voluntary guard on the levee from to
this place to Stockner's uip to Tuesday Mo
night last. when he was relieved by of
- Mr. Williamson and others. Mr. ele
Tompkins has ridden every night for e
three weeks, except about three nights, ne
and has not rilden in the river yet-as red
w s feared by the two who wanted to
t introduce guard system. and would
have been successful in their introduc- -
tion but for fear of riding in the river.
Try it over gentlemen, there is no
r langer, as there are guards nearly Stg
every half mile over the rout with lan
terns every thousand lards.
$3-A-DAY VOLUNTEER. di
g Although there is a gloom cast over ce
7, this community on account of the high
stage of the river and the fear of a de
break in the parish, the feast of Easter ,e
Swill be celebrated as usual by the dif- at
v ferent churches. All have been pre
I- pairing for the feast. Both the Episco- p
h pal and the Catholic Chu rches have kept tii
the holy week, and both will have a at
celebration in in keeping with the feast. ri
SMrs. Ransdell, the organist at the w
it Catholic Church, ever indefatigable in ei
u. what she undertakes, has prepared a
tine programme of music. that will be
renderedt at the morning service of the a
D Church. Let everybody go to Church
on Easter Sunday. i
- We are now having beautiful moon
S, light nights, and there is not much
' danger of those who ride the levees at
W night falling into the river. Our
he friends who started the patrol can go
out with safety.
STOCKIOLEKSOF LAKE PROVIDENCE f
/ BUILDING ANt) LOAN ASSOCIA
nu. TION LIMITED.
The annual election of Directors of the
Lake Providence Building t:lad Loan A-.so
ciation, Limited wi!l he held at th'.ei.re
of the Seeretary on Monday the 19th day o,
t. April, 18)7. from noon to 4 p. im.
And at the same place-at 7 p. i"n Ofth.e
Ito same day the regular annual meeting of
stockhbolders will be held to hear the reports
Ide. of officers for the year ending April 1..1819
ecd ind to transact such business as may come
hey By order of telt Board of Directors
fed I C. F. DAVIS,
Secty Lake Providence, B. & L. A.
SLatre Providence, La., April 3rd, 1897.-3t.
Notice is hereby given that the r,,ia tra
tion book for the Town of Providence will
be open at my office in said town from
Monday, April 19th to Monday the 7th day
of June. 1597. the date fixed for holding the
election for municipal oflicers of baid town.
Under Act No. 89 of 189i. providing for a
new registration. it is nect ssary that every
one desiring to vote in said election shall
SJ. S. GUENARD, Assessor.
Providence, La.. April . Ith 187. 18.
Sheriff 's Sale. in
State of Lotisiana, Parish of East Carroll,
Sevenith District Court. J. W. Cuooke
& Co., vs. M. F. Massee.-No. 307. ar
By virture of a writ of Fli Fa to me
directed by the Honorable Sever.th District
Court for the parish of East Carroll afore
said. in the above entitled oause. I will pro
ceed to sell at public auction, at the door
of the court house, in the town of Provi
dence East Carroll parish, La.. on Satur
day the find. day of May, 1897. betweenl the
rholurs prescribed by law, all the right, title
and Interest of M. E. Massee in and to the
following described property, tdwlt :
One Lot of ground a, ti e S ' corner of the
property of Mrs. Jane WaddH!t, Tultrii:. In
Sthe Town of Providence. l.a. Southwnrdly
a along Levee street 8t feet. Westerly at
right angles to Levee street One Hundtred
and Forty-'ive teet. Thence 60 feet North
e wardly to S W corner of said Waddill prop
o erty. Thence along the .outh line of said
a property to point of beginning-seized in
e the above suit.
'erms of Sale cash with the benefit of
appraisement. J. W. DUNN. Sheriff.
Sheriff's office, Providence, La., April 17.
it MAYOR'S OFFICE. TOWN OF PROVI
r DENCE, LOUISIANA.
;Q In accordance with provisions ot tbe
Charter of the town of Providence. and by
direction oh the Hon. Board of Aldermen,
an election is hereby ordered to take place
on Monday, the 7th day of June,
1897, for the purpose of electing a Mayor.
Secretary. Treasurer. City Marshal and
'E five Aldermen.
A All persons who may desire to vote at
said election are required to register and
he procure proper registration papers in an
so- cordance with Act No. 187, of the Acts of
.eI the General Assembly of the State ot Lou
of islana, approved July, 1894.
The aspervisor of registration will cause
,he his office to be opened on Monday, the t1th
of day of April. 1897. at hours to be by him
ts fixed and place designated in accordance
897 with said Act No. 137.
me Given under my boand and official seal oft
the town of Providence. on this the 10th
day of April, 1t97.
E. J. BAMLEY, Mayor.
t. C. E. EGELLY, Secretary.
Post Yourself about
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Tells fully of Columbia and Hartford bicycles. Whether you buy the
Columbia, the Hartford or any other bicycle, it will give you valuable
and desirable information that every cyclist should know. Fully illus
trated. Free by calling on any' Columbia dealer; - by mail from us fat
one s-cent stamp.
Og10 TO ALL
POPE MFG. CO. Hartford, Conn..
Gzuatt Bicycle Factory In the World. More than
17 Acre of Floor Space.
Branch House or dealer in almost every city and town. If Cot
umbias are not properly represented in your vicinity, let us know.
Billiard & Pool Room Parlor, P
PHIL M OUIRE, Proprietor,
Next to Max Levy's 1itg. Clothing Store,
...LAKE and LEVEE STREETS..
SLake. Prov'idefn4e, s LoiauEanag
BILLIARD and POOL TABLE.
a- Choicest brands of Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, O grs and To,.
Sbaeoo. Keep on hand; Live Oak, pure Rye; Memphis Club,
pure Rye; I. T. Rippey, ex orted and reimported; J. E. Popper,
ha :d-made sour mah Eourbcn; Jockey Club, haud made maour
mash; Meltaoot, pure Bourbon, spring '01; Robinson County, .
pure Rye; Beechwood, pure Rye.
Case Goode, full qugarte-Ol Ionrt:on, 20 yearsld; W. H.
SMo.rayer, Od Taylor, the cream of Irish whiskey in jugs, im
ported; Windson Club 1880. This is the cboicest and most select _
stock of this class of goods ever brought to this market No ex
- tra charge for jugs.
" - Auser-Busch Keg Beer, :
mae CITY DRUG STORE. ..w-.
CAMPBELL & CHAZE, Prsp. :
LEVEE STREET, LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA..
- Dealers in
Drugs.t Medio-uios anc d1 CIOle oaI
Fanc~Y and. To.ilet .º.rtiolem,
]pon oges, Brus.ih.e atnd. 'erfum etL
PaintLIs, Oils an,. VQ XLlUUeW.
ag~'Physicians prescriptions carefully compounded at all hours, dl*ay
or night, by a registered Pharmacist.
i. LUMBER, LUMBER, LUMBER
riMcGUIRE'S SAW_ MILL AgINIERYi.,
e---LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA-----
ball am now prepared to fill all orders for
(sCYPRESS, ASH AN D OAK Lumber,
in a prompt and satisfactory manner at lowest prices for CABSH. Get my
prices before purchasig elsewhlere. No lumber is shipped from my mill.
Crroll, M Cotton Gin is the complete Monger lystem, anA my ginning rates
. are very low.
a to me A liberal share of the pnblic patronge is soliciteGd.
II oe- Respeotfally, HI. C. McGUIIRE.
Ste Guenard Drug Store
trdly LAKE STREET, IAKiE PROVIDENCE, LA.
uded . . a=. OVrnltg , I~rcOr1.t Op:sr
lpA. Ge.era1 .Asortm.e t s owayson Sond,
benet of Filling Prescriptiona a specialty by an experieneid and duly
Seniff. -lieened Pbhurisnait
P~a1~terM Sugplles of all 'adsAs
Toilet and Flancy ArtiCles. r.e OS.d
Povi- Landreth's Garden Seed.
t N. FOUSSE,
e n LAKE PROVI~ENCE, - . LOUte.IA
as Acts of :weU -
CUppIlr Tir andl Shet-lron, Tin losg
is the luth ii4 S e s e Ls r E U
,, BruthhinL g t ano
s Mayor. €OOKINO AW, HEAFIRtrIEvU.
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