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Saturday, May 1, 1897.
L. K. BARBER, St
Lake Providence, La. at
C. F. DAVIS, of
Lake Providence, La.
P. S. STRICKER, MD., L
Omce at Campbell ad Chaze Drug
Store on Levee street.
W. D. BELL, st
s. urgeon and Practicing Pysician. G
(Obstetrics a specialty.)
Will respond to all calls, day ornight.
Oflce at Bernard drug store. Residence b
next to Metalist Chure
Payment for medical services must
be made at the close of each month fi
C. S. WYLY, b
.Lttorney at I.aar w.
Lake Providence, La.
Practices In State and Federal Courts h
Local and Parish News. J
Bayou Macon is falling. a
Swan like is full of water. o
Another week and we can crow.
Bu3einoa was good on Saturday last.
Town politics are kinder warming up.
Services at the Churches to-morrow.
Boats now land at the warehouses.
Mr. Will Spann was in town this t
Slowly, very slowly, the water goes I
Little drops of water make amighty
It looks like we are out of the
The steamer Ruth came out on
The spring poet may show up at
There is very little local news drift- I
The high water of 1897 will soon be
The rain on Sunday last was a bless
ing to the planters.
Max Levy is showing some pretty
suits for gentlemen.
Bell & ilurley have opened their ice
house.for the summer.
The water is now out of Purdy &
"T'he colored troops fit uobly"-for
a dollar a day on the levees.
Mr. R. J. Walker has the sympathy
of the citizens of our town in his heavy
Max Levy carries ladies dress goods.
Ills pretty line of clothing is going
Our friend, Mr. John Williams, can
now take down his false floor with
The first dewberries of the season
were for sale on our streets Tuesday
The river has remained up so long
that the citizens have almost lost in
tsrest in it. .
White's show of linen suits is a
pretty display. For prices, Mr. White
can't be beat.
Leo Shields anud Clifton Davis re.
turned Mouday on the government
There are a lot of town ulggers who
de nothing but shoot crape for a living,
so we are informed.
Every colored man who can possible
do it, should owu a home of his own.
See Milliklo 5 [lamley.
Straw hats are becoming conspict-i
ous, and the place to get an up-to-date
stylish one is at Wuite's.
The drummers continue scarce. "In
a few more weeks they will com
mence to dflock in on us.
The steamer City of Savannah laid
at our lauding for several hours last
Friday evening putting off freight.
Our planters are pushing things
and some of them have already gone
..oyer their cotton for the third time.
Gnats, the greatest pests to stock,
are very bad, and the planters should
see that their stock is well cared for.
The government barge that has been
moored at the levee in front of town
will probably be moved next week.
The edia of the Promised Land
leyeanb the other side of the river, are
Sbeiug tied to prevent further washing.
It makes no dlfferngaee how dull it is
in town, business Is always good at the
. storeM of W9,%White and Max Levy.
S ea,. Crook and Qulra, two *'
VIelaburg's good lo0i.[ inlght o1
the grip, werj iD 'ar town this .week.
Wbt'tia lorse than an incendiaryp
, yrson who will set Are to a house
at midlnight, Is worse than a murderer.
The colored brass bans has been
re.orgal uand is now practielo
nig)o!j. "rof. Mitehel is the instrno
The slow fall in the river at thi
poIut is thankfully received, with thl
hopes that 2t- fbw days the fall wil
The hatchet is about barried in t
o - frS fg8ht, and tth~eeky
teelv6 tbhe congratllations of dJ op.
. .. The small stamewwrsc U
Inlute the eaal afte e- wei. The
r arehousee. /
. C. McRa'has reeelved his com
Misis as #eor for East Carroll.
, se~-ulthe long 4ight.
GOOD TRAIN SERVICE. A
Train service inaugurated by the Y. toc
& M. V. R. R. and I. C. systems is ap
preciated by the traveling public. By w
using the above lines you can go to sto
St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Ciucin-. of
nail and all points east with only one ib
change of cars and this change is made mi
at a Union Depot in Memphis, where
you get a solid vestibule train through we
to all the above points. - For tickets ga
or Information call on local agents or pi
JNO. A. SCOTT, Mempipls, Tenn.
. A11. H.ANSON, G. P. A., Chicago, ne
W. A. KELLOND, A. G. P. N., th
Louisville. Ky. an
W. D. BRENT, C.T. A. Vicksburg,o
Gnats, the mean little pests that do Lii
so much damage to stock baye come, hi
and it will do well for those owning ma
stock to commence to fight them.
Gnats do a great deal of damage and Jt
are known to have killed large num- ac
bers of horses and cows. a
The volunteer patrol may be good
for a while, but it soon plays out, as
has been shown several times lately by at
none of them turning up. It is much Is
better to have two good men who are
under pay and who can be depended h
Mr. J. S. Guenard, who was out to
his place on Monday, informed us that o1
Swan lake was full of water and that ei
Joe's boyou had commenced to rise. .
Ile says this water is from the Madi- 01
son break. It will do no damage in
our parish and will only fill up the
sloughs and boyous. tl
The levee guards tell us that there t(
is no use now for the patrol to watch a
them to see that they do their duty ti
and are not found aleep. They say b
the gnats are a better patrol and do is
s their work without a kick, especially n
just before day. The guards should
s be furnished with mosquito bars and ,
About daylight on Sunday morning c
the levee guards above town caught a o
e negro, (who gave his name as William fi
Jones,) just as he landed at the levee t
' in a "dugout" and after getting out 1i
pushed it, into the stream where it t
it floated on down. lie was brought to a
town and placed in jail. On Tuesday a
- he was turned out, and Thursday it
was found out that he was an escaped
0 convict from Mississippi.
Before we can expect a good fall of
the river to set in the St. Francis basin
must empty itself, which will take
another week. The water flowing
back into the river below this point
from Vicksburg up above the mouth
of the Yazoo is twenty miles wide,
which will also have to check up some
r before the fall takes place.
A cold rain fell on Wednesday,
iy that made every .one uncomfortable.
? About one o'clock the wind com.
menced to blow a very strong gale
is. from the South-east, which was right
ig on our levees. An "ip river wind" as
it is called, causes the river to become
Lb very rough, which beats against the
levees with terrible force, sending the
Do spray clear over them.
sy Some of our citizens thought
from the locale in our last Issue that
ng Mr. Robt. Nicholson's places in our
n- parish was affected by the Madison
break. We meant to say that the
Splantations in Madison parish that he
was runing would perhaps be covered
r by the water from .this break. We
l are glad to say that he is high and dry
as far as East Carroll is concerned.
ho The people of East Carroll have
4t escaped a break in their levees so far,
and it is to be hoped that we can get
le over another week without any mis
Shap. We hardly believe that there
was a person in our parish who
t- thought that we would escape and that
our levees would hold. All that
saved the levees was the protection
. givenl them and the giving way at
other places, in particular.
id A negro was brought up from the
st first ward on Mooday by the consta
ble and placed iu jail for robbing the
ts store of Mr. Robt. Nicholson. We are
e told that he hid himself behind the
ek, counter just beforethe time for clos.
uld ing the store for the evening and was
not discovered. lie made so much
en noise that he awakened the clerk, who
n caught him before he could get away.
Lie told several people of the first
nd ward that he wished he had put a
g. match to the d-d storeoand bsuned it
t iup. Hanging Is not too gtdb for *'g"
the kind of a brute.
'' 'here was a scare started on Friday
Snight last about the condition of the
aek. levee crossing the slough at Pittmau's
place below town, and a gaug of men
ry? were put to work, who cpntinued uu
n til Bunday evening. It h said to t
r. wright now.
een .red, the
log We are glad to learn tMj. Chas. R.
ra- young son of-Mr. a ri,, from the
Egelly, is rl dity, on his log by
his operatio perL anud Beruard. We
the DeL uim ost soon astride of his
our last e mentioned that lr.
iIl tliftta Davis had entered the governr
0 et empo7uli*n uander Mr. Brown.
at to have added that Mr.
Davi was egaged in assisting in
fi paytig of thbasbor employed ,a the
theirrtt tgt urd in~paking up the
pay rolls. We dd not intend to
M r. yth rn on ethie was leavig
Dme per,,untlY, ifty be forms ta h
olw. illa bt ouud in his law omi after
. ,onr * . 9. .
About the choekiest thing that has
happened hereabouts, in sometime, mi
took place on Monday evening last,
when a negro named Henry Smith,
stole a skiff from the levee in presence
of several people and made across
the river with it. Mr. Peck, watch
man on the barge, discovered that he
was making way with the boat and
gave the alarm, when five men were
put in the large skiff ,-Boaz," with
Sheriff Dunn and Mayor Haniley, who
set out to catch the thief. lie had
nearly half of the river the start, but
the five oarsmen soon gained on him,
and finding out that he was being pur
sued he made for the other side.
Both boats landed about the same
time, and Sheriff Dunn commanded
' him to hault, which he did when he
saw down the barrel of a gun. lie
was brought back and will await the
June term of court. when the chances
are good for Henry spending at least
a year in some levee camp.
A small dwelling house near the
Scorner of second and Scarborough
h streets was set on fire on Sunday night
last about one o'clock. Coal oil was
d sprinkled on the back part of the
house and the fire started, and burned
almost to the roof before the occupants
0 woke up and discovered the room full
it of smoke. By hard work the fire was
t extinguished with very little damage.
The house is occupied by two woman,
one of whom had trouble last week
n with some parties, and suspicion points
e to them, although there is no evidence
that they are the guilty parties. It is a
.e terrible thing to take revenge in such
h an awful manner, and it-is to be hoped
y that the guilty person or persons will
,y be found out and punished. Hanging
,o is not too good for the person who
.y will set fire to a house at midnight.
d The Fifth District Levee Board
d should build a storehouse to store
their plunder in. The Board has sev
ig eral hundred wheel barrows, dozens
a of spades, shovels and axes, and several
in flats and skiffs that should be gotten
:e together as soon as the high water
it fight is over and kept for the next tight
it that is to come, instead of being
to allowed to be lost. The Board should
ty also have the revetment work taken.
it down and the lumber piled up at some
Ad point. There are several hundred
thousand feet of lumber that can be
of saved, and it will not be right to see
in this lumber taken away by different
ke ones. Lake Providence is at the head
of the system and we believe that it
it should be built and the material stored
le, The weather for the past week has
ne been jist the kind wanted for glowing
crops. The rain on Sunday came in a
ty, good time, and has done a great deal
lc. of good, allowing a number of planters
m. to go in their fields on Monday. The
ale frost of some weeks ago killed very lit
ht tie cotton and in consequence very lit
as tC had to be replanted. Both cotton
me and corn are looking well. On the front
he places where seepagewater has been felt
the the crops are not so good, but we learn
have improved in the past few days
by the fall in the river and the percep
ht Lible drying out of the land. It has
hat been many years before since the crop
>ur prospects looked any better than they
Ion do at the present time.
he Our whole community thought that
red the levee had given way ou Tuesday
e morning when they were awakened
Iry from their slumbers by the ringing of
the fire bell. The night marshal did
not understand ringinug the bell and in
ave stead of a rapid pull of the clapper it
far, was very slow. The people hated to
get see one of our citizens loose such a
Uls- valuable piece of property, but they
era were much relieved when they found
rho out it was fire inustead of water.
hat We have severil articles from the
ion brilliant pen of Mr. Chas. II. Goffe of
at Springfield, Mo., that we will take
pleasure in publishing in the next few
weeks. Mr. Goffe wa~s once a citizen
sta- of the parish of old Carrol! and owned
tahe a plantation in the Bend and edited a
Democratic paper in our town shortly
he after the war.
los- To-day is the first of May, the first
was time that it has passed by in many
uch years without a Fireman's celebration
ihO with a parade, picnic and ball.
ray. The air ship that has bei-C aielng
first over the country i iht has failed to
it a put inn a.s. iin., ance over our to ,
f it There are several who are w,"e' i
. , L . ,i. ..ders at
Sheriff Dunn has fiveR·end Dunn
his Ponens de Leon. lyGilmour looks
iday is the propriet9'"department of the
the after the cull"'
ans ,ew colored families from the
umen- owed section in Madisou paribsh,
cla me up Tuesday morning ou the
steamer Ruth and went out to Tyroucne
R. Seventy-tive or a hundred head of
the cattle have been putchased by differ
by eut ones'from the overflowed people
,e of Mississippi. The steamer Carroll
this brought the stock over on a barge.
The Annie Laurie had a large excur
Mr. sion out front Vicksburg on her last
ern- Saturday trip. The cabin was crowd.
wn. ed with ladies, all of whom had thei.
Mr. sunbonnets and were having a good
the Ona.leee stood thE h avy
-lung from the waves on Wednesday
vthg After going ~prough the terrible Sun
s he day a ight tormn and the heavy win!
_tert on Wa e1 Veniug it seems to u
Stherthere s te anger.
We invite your attention to our
display in our Show Window of a
line of . . . . .
Sprina and Snuer Clothina
These Goods are well made and
will give you satisfaction.
BROWN AND BLUE LINEN SUITS, $3.00 to $5.00.
ALPACA COATS AND VESTS, $2.50 to $7.50.
ALPACA COATS, $1.00 to $5.00.
BROWN AND BLUE LINEN PANTS, 60cts to $1.75.
WHITE AND COLORED DUCK PANTS, 85cts to $1.75.
DUCK VESTS, $1.50.
EXTRA SIZES IN BLUE LINEN, WHITE AND COLORED
DUCK PANTS, 36 to 44 WAIST, AT $1.75.
W. N. White, A.
The Vicksburg Tailoring Company,
MBalees uit;a to Ordcer for
$18, * $~0, : g22, * 6a2.
PANTS TO ORDER FROM $4 UP, BEST OF WORKMANSHIP.
Three thousand dtffereut patterns to seleot from. Re hanlle no ready made
BCluthiJr. VICKSBURG TAILORING CO.,
226 South Washington St., Vicksburg, Miss.
M. A. HALE, Proprietor. E. A. HALE, Manager.
I 9 ". J. Powell,
Lt cvc Sto ct, Lake Providence, Louisictna.
Fine Clothing, Hats, Caps,
P and Gents' Fnrnishing Goods, Trunka and Valises. Ladies', V
Misses, Children's and Men's Shoes. Overshoes for all. Grocer
ice and Plantation supplies.
The citizens of our town were awak
ened on Tuesday morning by the ring- 1
Ing of the fire bell, and by its slow c
ringing a great many thought that the '
levee had given way either above or
below town, and instead of coming out
to see, hurriedly commenced to get (
their belongings together. Those who r
did go out soon found that it was not
the levee, but that it was the gin house
of Mr. R. J. Walker that was on fire
and fast being consumed.
The engine and hose carriage was
gotten out, but there was nothing to
do but to save the buildings on the op
posite side of the street from burning
which was done.
The fire was of incendiary origin,
and was started near the eeuteL Ces
building, and in a v nmes. it
was nothin ~ t. ew cannot be
a ; -ly ttb hak out who the guilty
gotten AV'ut the chances are that it Si
Ž,wnever be known.
This is the third gin that Mr. Walk- d
er has lost by fire-all being burned c
down at night and in a misterious c'
manner. His first two gins were not o
insured and his loss was heavy, but the d
one burned on Tuesday night was in- ai
sured in the Crescent Insurance Co., r
of New Orleans for $1600, which will
very near cover the loss. t
We have not heard whether Mr.s
Walker will build again'or not, bu he
is full of pluck and energy, R3 4 it
would not surptite us to see l:.ii mtart
BREO, B esCBame.
A.ome Brick C)o aay
Is now ready with a fine lot of Brick
Ifor sale for cash. Prcces to suit the
times. Call at ot.ice of Company, No.
5 Levee stieet, for prices.
JNO. W. COOKE, Manuager.
.Lake Providence, La.
I ,Pres.ri or hoe -receipt
os any kind, ptoperly compounded ut.
I Canmllnl & CG4hae'i
Reports from along the line of our
levees, say that they continue in good
condition, and since the fall the scipage
water is not near so bad.
The Quiok Intelligence.
Of Vicksburg and the vicinage ii
realizing that our stors is the place to
buy the very best in CLOTHING,
UNDERWEAR, DRESS and NEG
LIGE SIHIRTS, HOSIERY and
Will you try ts, and agrew " a
many ? -
Send us yomt lbf suited.
Mouey Jre receive prompt atten
WARNER & SEARLES CO.,
Sheriff 's Sale.
State of Louisiana, Parish of East Carroll,
Seventh District Court, J. W. Cooke
& Co., vs. M. F. Massee,--No. 807,
By virture of a writ of Fi Fa to me
directed by the Honorable Seventh District
Court for the parish of East Carroll afore
said. in the above entitled cause. 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 22nd. day of May, 1897. between the
lours prescribed by law, all the riht, title
and interest of M. E Massee in and to the
following described property, to-wit:
One Lot of ground atthe S E corerof the
property of Mrs. Jane Waddill, Tutrix, in
the Town of Providence, La. Southwardly
along Levee street O6 feet. Westerly at
right angles to Levee street One Hundred
and Forty-Frive feet. Thence 60 feet North
wardly to S W corner of said Waddill prop
erty. Thence along the iouth line of saad
property to point of beginning-seized in
I above buit.
oeerms-of Sale cash with the, benefit of
J. W. DUNN, Sheriff.
Sheriffs office, Providence, La., April 17.
k Notice is hereby given that the registra
tion book for the Town of Providence will
be open at my ofice in said town from
Mon dZ, April 19th to Monday the 7th day
of Jane, 191I7, the date fired for holding the
election for municipal officers of said town.
Under Act 31. 89 of 1896, providing for a
new regiatration, it is nec san that every
one desiring to vote is said e leton shall
register ew.J. S. GUENAID, Assessor.
Providence, La., April 17th, lg7.,
Model 46 ColumbiLa. A bicycle with .
which none others compare. Strong,
handsome, graceful, easy running.
are the best and strongest bicycles in the world
l O ALL ALIKE.,
lartfords, next best, 6, 0 $ .
POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn
Greatest Bicycle Factorly i the World. More than 17 Acmrd Floor Spai
Handsomest bicycle Catalogue ever Issed See from anyCamIha
dealer; from us for one 2-cent stamp. -
Branch Hoe or dealer in almost every cit and town. If C mblk s mat
properly repreesated in your vicinity, id s haew.
Billiard &.Pool Room Parlo;i p
PHIL M CUIRE, Proprietor,
Nonet to Max Lery's Dig Clothing Stowe.
....LAKE and -LEVEE STREETS...
E La&ke Provitdenreo, a Louiasian
BILLIARD and POOL TABLE.
Choicest brands of Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, OC gare and To
ibaoco. Keep on hand; Live Oak, pure Rye; Memphis Club,
pure Rye; L T. Bippey, ex;orted and reimported; J. L Pepalr,
baud-made sour mash Bourbcn; Jockey Club, hand-made sour
mash; Melwood, pure Bourbon, spring '91; Robinson County, _
pure Itye; Beechwood, pure Bye. -
Case Goods, full quarts-Old Bourbon, 20 yeara,old; W. H.
MoBrayer, Old Taylor, the cream of Irish whiskey in jugs, im
ported; Windson lub 1880. This is the eboicest and modt selet
stock of this class of goods ever brought to this market. No ex
I tra charge for jogs.
unhouser-Busch Keg Beer, o
CITY DRUG STORE.
CAMPBELL " CHAZE, op's.
LEVEE STREET, WAKE PROVIDENCE, LA,,
I - -Dealers 1
Dru agB. Mecdio4e14um dl ae . h 1 & m1O1#i
FsanoY avn o :Tla A.sr-tilr*.
Bspongset, Sma eS aazd. 1rfme=
iaat.,, O1fr as v"asn .
Q-Physicians prescriptions carefully onpouonded at all boi
or night, by a registered Pharmadest. '
; LUMBER, LU.MBER, L pj
McGUIRE'S SAW-lSILL AMf +
. repared to fill all orders for
" _ _. "A.L TD OAK Lumbers
-: anp d satisfaethry mianner at lowest prices for CASH. Get ma
lud ces before purchasing elsewhere. No lumber is shipped from my mil,,"
SMy Cotton Gin is the complete M)oger system, and my ginning rate .
are very low.
s9-A liberal share oe the public patronge is solcited, ,
Respectfully, Ii. C. MoGUIRL, "
SGuenard* Drug Store
LAKE STREET, LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA.
ik. a. . ic&tTrmra, PT PwrOJeJ"
rc- 7eneral ssortsme D gs Always o a
Flllngt Preeriptiobs a specialty by an experienced and duly
-ur-- licensed Pharmacist---
h PStainters. 1ppieao allual sI
th ToilJ and Faiey Artlees. Purte CaOadiw
ed Landreth's Garden SeU.
:, LAKE PROVID OE. -. . LOUISIAN
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OWO. STEAM AND PIPE UI 'T
4 Iaritehies a.n4 sometksfack Lok
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