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Saturday, June 12, 897.
Local and P'arish News.
Peck says it was prin;tcrw ink.
The thermometer continues to stay
Georgia n aternielous are on the I
It has bcen quite busy around the
court house this week.
The town council proceedings ap
pear In another column.
We must all pull together in the
advancemcent of our town.
The first mail from the railroad was
received on Tuesday evening.
The steamer Natchez is now running
as high up as Grand Lake, Ark.
The deteated candidates are a little
sore, but they will soon get over it.
Services at the Catholic, Episcopal
and Methodist churches to-morrow.
The lion. Police Jury will meet lu
regular session on Wednesday next.
The grand jury has stirred up a
hornets nest among the crap shooters.
There will be three or four new
business houses opened up in town
It seems to be the poor darkey who
is being made to suffer for riding on
t he levees.
There will be very little business for
the lawyers at this term of the crim
Mr. T. J. Fatherree's little son
Albert, has been sick for several days
At Powell's store can be found r
beautiful and handsome line of organ
dies and lawns.
The grand jury was impaneled on
Tuesday morning, with Mr. J. G. Old
field as foreman.
It is an old and true saying that a
pereoq to find out how popular he is
-let him run for office.
Mr. I. J. Baurney has erected a
telephone line from his plantation
home on the Hood place.
Mrs. T. J. Powell, who has been very
sick for sometime, we are glad to re
port, has almost entirely recovered.
The town has been crowded with
colored people this week. It is strange
What facinatlons court has for them.
If there is any hard feelings exist
ing between our friends on account of
the town election, lot it be forgotten.
lion. E. J. Ilamley has been elected
mayor of our town for the fifth time,
which shows how well he stands in the
It Is agaiunst the town ordinance to
throw trash under the bill. Dump
your trash in the pond back of the
We would suggest that some of our
young friends in town write a book on
"What they don't know on carrying
We were glad to see Mr. Ed. I)clony
out on Monday, after being conliucnd
at bome with a severe billious attack
for several da)s.
A very heavy deposit has formed in
front of our landing%, and the land ex
tends a great deal farther out than be.
fore the last rise.
A delightful time is iu store for
Ihose who attend the church sociable
at the residence of Mrs. W. N. White's
on Monday eveuintg next.
The two principal streets should be
kept in a cleani coinditioin. It is against
the city ordiiannce to make a duniliug
ground out of the streets.
A bridge crossing the ditch between
thp old residence of Mr. Purdy and
a>r. Rouse, dovn ot Levee street,
'i eods repairing very much.
The Acmo Brick Co., has secured
the contract to supply the brick for
tile rection of Mr. Phil McGuire's
store building on Lake street.
Mr. I. J. Walker will soon start the
erection of a modern gin at tho bend
of the love ucnar the landinig, where
the old Morgan house now stands.
The colored brass band was out o0;
Tuesday night serenading tile success
ful candidates. Mayor Ilaniley, and
Aldermen Egelly and Fousse thanked
t hcmn in neat talks.
As soon as the river gels downn to its
lowest point, the Strcut and bridge
committee will commence building the
large fire cistern at the coruerof Spar
row and First street,.
Charley Whittington sayse that he is
going to have thie finest livery stable
betvwenu St. Louis and New Orleans.
One thing about Char!ey we must con
co de-- le does not fabricate.
Last week Mrs. J.G. O'Sullivan re
ccivetd a check for $3000 from the
order of Knights of I'ythias, the
amount of insurance carried by her
husbandl, the late DanI O'Sullivan.
Several of the ladies of our town
have not forgotten Emanuel Baker,
. the good colored man, in his sickness,
and tiherie is not a day passes thiat some
one does not send him some delicacy.
Mr. Walter Goodwin is representing
a first class clothing house of Chicago,
and is showiug a pretty line of sam.
ildes. Mr. Goodwin has sold a great
aumber cf suite and has always made
It should not be forgotten that every
citizen who wirFhes to vote for dele
gatec to the constitutional convention
must be registered, or he cannot take
any part in tianing delegates. The
convention meets in February.
No doubt a majority of thtitizens
of our town are glad that the town
election is over atnd that we will not be
bothered again for two years. The
officers slouli be elected for four
years, the same as the stateofficers.
Miss Mary Hlamilton arrived this
week to reside permauiently, and re
questsiues to say that she is now ready
to doall kinds of sewintg. Miss Ham
iltou can be fosud at the corner of
First & Sparrow streets, near the Meth
GOOD TRAIN SEItVICE.
Train service inaugurated by the Y.
& M. V. U. It. and I. C. systems is ap
preciated by theIraveling public. I3y
using the above lites you can go to
St. Louis, Chinc go, Louisville, Cincin
lat i and all points cast \with on)ly one
change of cars and this cha::;:e is rimal
at a Union )ctpot in dlcmnphiis w% here
you get a solid vestlibule train through:
to all the above points. For ticket·
or information call on local agiute or
JNO. A. SCOTT, Menmi,hi, Tenn.
A. II. IIAN UN, G. i'. A.: Chicago,
W. A. iKE1LLOND, A. G. P.
W. D. BIRENT, C. T. A. VickbLig,
We learn that the crops throughout
the parish were uever in a finer cotidl
tion,.an:d that the late rains came just
when needed. The nights have been a
little cool for cottor, but it is said that
the crop stood it very weil au:l thal
the plant is flourishing.
-We hope that all ill feeling that may
have been made by the town electioi
will be forgotten and that all will he
% conic frieuds once more. It is not h
ing but natural to feel a little sore over
the defeat of a friend, but as we a.,.
let the past be foigotten.
Down-near Goodrich', la:li:g ::lst
Saturday night two colored boys got
into a dispute over a game of craps
r and one of them n as killed. We halve
not heard any of the particular-.
There are more colored people killed
over this kind of gambling than an.
other game that we know of, and tLe
laws should be strictly cnforccd. The
colored boy s ho did the killing isnow
SWe give room in this issue to a
communicatlon on the subject O~
water-works for our town, and think
that the subject should be agitated,
and if pcssible secure such an acquisi
tion for our tow it. Many I.lace
smaller than P'rovileuce have witer.
works and we believe that with a t.}
tie work on the part of the few live
Sien of our town we cou!d secure such
a very important thiung as water
Ii works. We hope to hear more oa this
We hope that the first thing the new
f board of Aldermen will consider ib
i. to continue the services of the night
I marshal. It is something that a town
, the size of Providence should a!lweys
e have. lie may never be called upon
to perform any duty, and we hole
o that he never will be ; but it is a good
tP hing for the citizens of Ithe buinecss
portion of town to know that there is
a watchman all alys on d;it to givec
the aila:rm in case of tire or to do ai:y
g other service requircd of h:li, Keep
ui, tlhe night nm:arshal.
S As s il ne seen in a'othet , u: '...
Sthe deC il:quti t tax l:si is ;iow be:i g
iubtlihled, and t ae are dcigiihtedl io st y
that it contains 1l5 trai es thlan 'tiy"
list for years. It speaks_ well for (-tit
woithy sheriff, who has d!nle all in ha i
power in behalf of the tax-pa ers n: I
r extending the time anld showing other
' favcrs, which we know they na-preci
ate. Since the first isue, last week,
e several pieces of Irolerty have been
t taken out, anitdl we l.uope that before the
g day of sale that every detli;nquent wili
have settled up.
d Several of our citizens, uumbering
' fiflteeu or twenty, were up before his
IHonor this week for riditngot the lub..
lic levee. The rtiost of threm plead
Sguilty atil were fined one dollar and
costs. The Judoge told tihem that on
necount o the heroic work that theyli
I had ldone in theo late high water fight
Sthat he woultld let thenm lff kith thii;
light fiue, buit that if they vio!ated the
!aw in the futuie andl ere brought
before himn that he woul give them
tie fu!l limit of the law. So wr le,.
Theo Yazoo and Mississippi Valley
SRailroad has at last finished phl;cing
its track in condition between Vicks
burg and blMemphis and the first train
s to run through was on Sundlay night
' last. Only day traits are being run
this week, but by the middle of next
week the regular schedule will he es
. (blished, when two trains a day will
c arrive an. depart. The day train
c leaves Vicksburg for Memphis at 7:35
ar . mn. and arrives "fremJ Memphis at
f6:45 p. mn. For any information call
or" write to Mr. W. i). Brent, City
Ticket A~ entt, Vicksburg. Misse.
We take pleasure in copying the fol
glowing specia! from Alexandria La.,
Sto the Tinmcet-Denocrat; under date of
the 3rd inst. T''he many friends of
e"Miss B Ierdie" in our little town, wisb h
her hlappiness anid joy during iher
y married life: "Mr. William II. Robert
son and Mise Mary A. LeMay were
un tited In marriage at St. Fraocis
SXavier's Catholic C(hltrcb, iu this city,
at 8:30 o'clock this morniung. Rev.
i Father L. Menard ofliciating. The
i groom is a sontt of the late G. 11. Rob
'e ertolt, and resides on Bayou IRoberts,
r near Alexatadria, where he is engaged
in planultig. The bride is a sister of
Is Mrs. P. E. II. Lovelabd, of this city,
formerly of Lake Providence, La., and
Yle a charmiog and accompllished young
Slady. The yonug couple bave many
. frIends, who tender hearty eotfratsta
The towu election that took place
on Monday last, was not half as excit- I
ing as was supposed that it was go.
i:ng to be, if one was to judge front the
i:mount of tack that was indulged in
before hand. The day passed off
quietly and there was no fussing what
The cmil.kte 1lctcry for the "Peo
i s " or liatulky" ticket, was a for
gone eto:cluion, exc(1)t by a few, whoe,
iih het1 droniing Iman, "catching at
str:aw;,'' haicd to ack~owledge their
,,.l eat unt;l tl;e result was known oili
cially. The large vote received by
Mr. llamhly showed his popularity,
and lefuted the charges that he would
only receive a sprinkling of the white
vote, when in fact he received over
Mr. Yancey Bell, the Treasurer
elect, han held the position for several
Itermt, and is worthy of tihe conidence
and esteem of the citizens.
Mr. l)ave Gilmour will be a new
baud ii the tofico of Secretary of the
Board; but he is at home in this line
of 1)shi Cis.
MIr. I). F. Peck, our new Marshal,
Was electd byuv a ihandsome majority,
r and we believe will makie as elidcient
an ollice as city that the town ever
had. l!0 will have to be, for the
t Mayor and ioard to ill demand it of
'The .:dcmren ecicled, Messrs. V.
M. Purdy, Jas. Beard, C. it. Egelly, N.
Fou:se and H. L. Hill, are thorough
btutiles. mllsen and have the welfare of
our town at neat t, and we do not be
.i.ve a !,~t :r board could have been
,elected to manrige the finances of our
lflo rilhi g little city.
The vote for the different ofeicers we
give below :
W 11 'ishtr .............. .. . 4
Yancey Bell .... .. ... . .... ...107
Fb ;I.t 1 ECRETA RY.
1) ,, (;ilnour ..112
FOR 31 AUSIIAL.
SiF l ck .......... ... ...... .. 1uo
W A lilount ... . .......... .. .... . 5
- Jaires Beard .. ................. ... 115
1 hasIt E-k elly ..... ................... 130
N iel, Foutsc ....... .............. ... 110
1Rt , Mlill ................................ 134
V Montomeiy .................... 41
V 31 Prdv ... ............ . .. 133
R J W aiker.... .... ..................
" In printing the tickets the Secretary
of State or Public Printer made a mis
take, and instead of having the name
Sof Mr. C. F. Davis as a candidate for
Treasurer, his name appeared on the
c ballots as a candidate for Secretary; but
we (10 not believe that it cut any
tig.trec. and that Mr. Bell would have
ieens elcc:ed by a large majority.
SI)r. F. E. Artaud has returned from
i ' r. A. A. Velker, of Panols, was in
:. city \Wednesday.
S r. Al!bert Taylor served his coun
try as a j:.ror this week.
L.wyer I,. K. IBarber, of the Bend,
was in tow i this ,week attenuding to
tI usitu ss.
Mr. Joi.: Donavan gave us a pleas
ant call oI tn ednesday, and left us an
r order for job work.
District Attorney Holmes came up
fron Tallulah on Sunday morning last,
i and is now after the evil doers.
c Misses Mbabry and Eldie Bass, the
i pretty and accompllihed daulghters of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Base, are home
Mrs. M. L, Graham left on the
At:chortine, Blufi City, for New Or
leans, after a few days visit to her
Ssister, Mrs. T. J. IPowell.
lMcs~ s. John Pittmnan, Chris Mc
G in;nis l1and Geo. Smith, from the Good
rich neighborhood, were lu town this
Sweek on court business.
Miss Emma Guenard, of New Or
leans, sister of our poIpular townsman
Mr. J. S. Guenard. arrived on Tuesday
to Sleud a few weeks.
•Mrs. E Steiu and Mliss Maggie
Schneider, iwho have been visiting in
5Greeiillce for the Ipast three weeks,
retlurt'od yest.rday on th e Savannah.
IlorI. hbtt. Nicholson. loolking the
Spictre of good! health, was in town on
Tuces~'ay a : ; ednesday. le reports
the cros,'both cotton and corn, look
t Miss Dellah Bell, iwho has been teach
Sing school at l)exter, T'enn., for the past
session, returned on Friday last to
i spiend the vacation at home. We are
sorry to learn that Miss Dellah has not
Ii been enjoying good health.
Miss ilose K:.enu, a charming and
Saccomniplishted young lady of DeSofo,
5i M., arrived Monday on a visit to Ilon.
1 E. J. lamnley and family, and will re
main for a month or six weeks. Miss
Iletu is a cousin of our popular amnd
worthy Mayor, anti a teacher in the
high school of i)eSoto. We wish her
I- a pleasant visit.
On Monday night, June 14th, a
Mloonlight Fete Competre will be
t iven on the lawn of Mrs. W. N.
White'se, for the benefit of the Parson
e age Society. The grounds will be
tnade gay and attractive with floral
decorations and Japanese lanters, and
, a ntrmber of new sand unique features
e lRereshments, consisting of ice
. cream, cnke, ice tea, sandwiches, salad
and coffee will be served at moderate
d Admission, 0lats.
d Mrs. J. M. Kennedy, President.
Mrs. W. N. White, Secretary.
We are requested to state that there
irill be a meeting of the Klug's
g Daughters at the residence of irs. A.
G: . Belden ol Friday evening .next, at
g, o'lioek . an.
-romon love as well
as do10 mn, a
If you will spend a minute or two
examlinig our h'tilkonie line of
'las, ~you ' i o e convinced that
we have just what you want, anl
that the style, fit and price arc in
We have B. C, D and E ui.th..
in all the late colors and toes.
lcginuing to-day our show window
rill lecture on Shoes, un.il Iurthier
W. N. WHITE, 4GL\,
Sake P'rot(de ce, La.
The Vicksburg Tailoring Company,
Mal.oe S.xite to O-c1~er for
$18, . e $20, $229, 3.
PANTS TO ORDER FROM $4 UP, BEST OF WORKMANSIP,
Three thousand different patterns to sele(ct from. We Iho)dle no rerdy made
Clothiar. VICKSBURG TAIL.ORING CO.,
22G South Washington St , Vicksinrg, Miss.
MI. A. IIALE, 1'roprictor. E. A. IIALE. Mannger.
SL-,·vc IPtreet, La£ce Prov4~icnecLeC:i:tiarCa,
....DEALEI L ....
Fine C6ioth, g, UHats, Caps,
and G3r, te' Furniebing 000Goo, Trunks and Val:soq. Ledice',
lMisses, Chiltdrhn's and Mer's Shoes. Overshoce for all. Groec:
ice ond Plantatian applies .
.... C, C0 . s.bm.ap.ec..-. .I~
colunins I would like to have a word
with the people of Providence relative
to building a water-works plant in our
town. Your public spirit will. I feel
sure. make you favor the enterprise,
and your aid in pronmoting it will be
gratifying to those who feel an interest
in the upbuilding of our little city.
T'hat water.works in Providence
wouldl he a most desirable acquioitian.
I do not think ainyone will deny.
There might be a few old fogies who
would be a little suspicious 6f any sys
tern intended to supplant the raih-bar
el, the pitcher-pump, the tin dipper, or
the weekly bath in the family wash-tub,
but even their opposition would spring
not so much from aversion to a better
system as from a false notion that Im
provements of this nature are not prac
ticable in small towns. Mainy smaller
towns than Providence-even farm
houses and mills-all over the country
have well equipped water-works; and
none can be blessed with more natural
advantages for the copstruction and
operation of this great convenieiiuo
than Providence. We have at hand in
our lake a never-failing supply of bet
ter water than most towns obtain by
boring hundreds of feet or building
Inventive genius, skill and energy
have made it possible for us to convert
the gentle zephyrs that rustle the lea cn
over our heads into a power that will
sprinkle the grass-at our feet, to hor
ness the very breezes that ripple the
surface of the lake and send those rip
ples splashiofg through our homes.
What is so luxurious or necessn:y as a
good wholsesome refreshing, bath
in ones home? What coi,,vi,ience
is so essential to cleanliness and
health as a gurgling stream of pure
water, when we go about our
dry and forbidding streets these
hot summer days, snilling and
sureeing the dust that envelopes us,
andt think how easy it would he to
change the scene into one of coolness
and comfort. We are astoni.,e'li that
the people do not build waterw.orks.
There is no reason why Providence
should not-have water-works and many
other improvements and conveniences
that would go to make life more pleas
ant. Our merchants and business men
,shootld awake to a realization of the
good which they will d lr:ive from
water-work=. To say nolhi:t' of con
veniences and sanitation, ti. protection
fromn tire which water-wot ks would
afford, ought to make theri all eager
for it. With water-woriks, properly
cotnstructel, a di.astrons l1r! i the
busitess part of town ,would be hla ost
ihprs1 ible. B) all mueans lt uits all
pull together and pull h: id f.,r the
Providence water-works. 11.
LOW ROUND TRllP RATES VIA THE
YAZOO & MISS. VALLEY K. R.i
For the International Conyention
Baptist Young Peop!e of America, at
Chattanooga. Tenn., July 15th to 18th
the Y. & M. V. R. It. will sell tickets
from Vicksburg to Chuttanoaogo and
return, July 13, 14 and 15, with final
return limit July 21st, at the low rate
of $13.05. An extcusicn of the limit
of your ticket to APigust 15th may be
had if desired.
Summer School Y. M1. C. A. at Knox
ville, Ten:i., 1 t h to 27th.
Tickets from VickshurMg to Knox
ville and return on smle June lj-h to
19th, with litnal return limit June 30th
Summef School Y. W. C. A. at Ash
ville, N. C., June 15th to 25thb.
Tickets from Vickslurg to Ashviile
and e(llurn on sale .June 13, 14,and 15,
at the rate of $20.10. Final return
limit June 27th.
Corre: pondirly low rates fur the
above occasions, apply front the Cou
pon Stations'of the Y. & M. V. . 11.
('all on or address your ncarest Y. Y&
I M. V. agent.
Our Neglige Shirts.
This season, many negligee shirts
will be seen going to busiaces.
Some 'lii be uncomfortable-tot 1it.
Some--colors '11 fade.
Others 'll be pcorly cut, badly made.
Not if bought hers.
Money back. if not shited.
Mail orders receive prompt attlcu
WA1i\NER & SEALLES CO.,
L,Anuthrax vaccine foe charbontat
the tiuceard drug si;tt.
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Model 46 Columbia. A bicycle with
which none others compare. Strong,
handsome, graceful, easy running.
"are the best and strongest bicycles in the world
Htartfords, next best, $60, $.5, $45
POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn.
Greatest nlcycle Factory In the World. More than 17 Acresof Floor Spce.
Handsomest bicycle Catalogue evg issued free from any Colurrb!a " -
dealer; from us for one 2-cent stamp. .
Branch House or dealer in almhnost evry city and town. If Coluni-ias are not
properly repreented in your vicinit1 , let us krow.
w Billi rd &6 Pool Room Parlor', f=
'-N c to 4 . I -a La't-y'si 1 I", tA OtCi&c- -.I'ort+
...LKE and L-EV.'. 8t3EE, .... .
I akI PrZ viccrico, Lc aL b En,,
-ILLIARD and POOL TA LE..
Chiceit rands of Whi.klic, Pra, tlee, :Win , C gar' and To
hbecoo. rep on hald; Live Oa,., pureo ye; Memphis Clua, J
pure Rlye; I. T. Rlppy, cx o(ted and reimporteid: l.. 13 Pep, er,
z Lautd-nmne £our mnuth PourbcL; Jockey Club, l:and lunde. Four
mash; MJlwood, pure lionrb.n, spring 'i"; lRoleon Cuun.ty,
Spure Iy(;; Beech c-od, pure Iyo.
C ase Goods, full qoarta-Old Dour; on, 20 yeahs old; W. II.
SMcr.rayer, Old Taylor, $he cream of Irish whiskey in jugs, inm
- port 'd; \mindson Club 1880. This is the choicest and, most seeleOt
stock of this class of goods ever brought to this markti No cx
t tra charge for juga "
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CITY DRUG STORE.
CA-MPBELL & CRIAZE, 7Prop's.'
LEVEE STRIEET, LAKE RI'1OVIDIENCE, l.-!..
IDruig Mcc cscinice and ch homicmi:l1,
Ftncy aradc Tci1olt AZrt1clos,
S]pOn~gEes, Brushes and Perfumeor
Pait, san01 d tc.arni.,nice.
21iPhysicians pre-crilptione carefully compouuded at all hostro day
or :ight, by a registered IPharmlaciat.
LUMBER, LUMBER, LUMBER,
iMcGUIRE'S SAW WILL AND GINNERY.
----LAKE IPROVIDENCE," LA--
I aIn uor prepare'cd to fill all orders for
&2YPBESS, ASH AND OAK Lumber,
in a lrompt and matisfactory manner ttP locwest priccs for O8(A. (Gt my
lr'Ces b·foIe pu'edia.ilng CelCwheirt . No luImbhr is hiiped from l in, nriit.
,v (Cotton Gin is tihe complete Monlger rystem, an:d IIy gi:li)g rlntc
are very low.
rrA liberal share of the public patronge is sol:cited.
IlRespectfully, II. C. McGUIRE.
Guenard Drug Store
LAKE S'TIEET', ILAE PRIOVIDENCE, LA.
j. S. OUE.IF A".IELD, lsop~ieto"
A Oreral Assortment oft.Pure
Fresh Drugs Always on Eand,
Filling PcMriptions a speciaiy by aiu cxpcrieuced aul duly
Painters Supplios of all kinds.
Toilet and Faucy Articlc. Pure Candioe
Landreth's Garden Seed.
N: F OU S E,
LAKE PROVIDENCE, - . LOUISIANA.
Copper, Tin and Sheet-Iron, Tin Rooli
8TEAM AND PIPE FITTING C
Britchitng and Somkestacks, Lock g"l'Onazmitbi
dooOKINO AND HEATIADM TOVEs.
aOJeb work of every d.eSription Frcptly don -