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F UBLISHED EVERY BATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
JAMES N. TUltNEl,
Pubtisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION: !200 PER YEAR.'
Saturday, Jsnuary 15, 1398.
Money talks. Marcus Ilanna is
the Senator from Ohio.
There is not u gold I)emocrat in the
Ohio legislature. Every Democrat
in that botly is a free silverite.
Simon Hernshcinmer, the great
cigar merchant and one of the richest
men in New Orleans, killed himself
last week. Iispondency over the
death of his wife is said to be the
A.law und order league has been
formed in T'angipahoa parish. It is
rather late to forim a league of this
kind, but there may be enough of the
citizens of that parish left to form
such a league.
Pension attorneys have made a
nice thing out of the prosecution of
pension claims in the past thirteen
years; $13,500,000 is said to have
been unde in this length of time by
these pension attorneys.
The Memphis city election went
against the regular Democratic ticket.
Every man on the independent Dem
ocratic ticket was elected. We won
der if the Chicago marching Demo
cratic club can be held responsible
for this defeat.
The "Washington News Letter"
~emarks that "Hanner says be owns
all the State of Ohio except about
Forakers, and that this Forakers is
harder to manage and gives him
more trouble than all his coal mines,
iseam-boats, railroads, banks, and
A special from Washington says
that Representative Sulloway of New
HIampshire made a bitter bloody
shirt attack on the South on Monday.
It has been a long time since a thing
of this kind has happened, but there
is not a particle of doubt that the
South can stand the attack.
The railroad commission of the
,great State of Tennessee have been
revising the assessments of the dif
ferent railroad property in that State,
and they only put it up from $31,
000,000 to $72,000,000. The rail
roads will go to the courts, and the
chances are that it will be cut down.
It is the opinion of the knowing
ones at Washington that Henry
Demas will never be confirmed.
Senator Chandler will lead the op
position against his confirmation,
while Senator Frey, of Maine, who
is chairman of the Finance Commit
tee, is also opposed to him. His
nomination has been referred to this
Mr. Fred Hudson was elected over i
Dr. F. Y. Abey, as the representa- t
tive in the constitutional convention
from Ouachita parish. Abey was
Gunby's pet. This is another fall
ftr Goudby, and no doubt he will
commence to think that the pops
are a dead crowd in Louisiana. 1
Gunby will soan give up the goat if he
keeps on getting it in the neck.
There is almost as big a fight in
Maryland as there was in Ohio over
the selection of a Senatar. Eleven b
of the Republican members of the c
Maryland legislature refused to at- t
tend their party's cauceus, and main- 1
tain that they propose to remain in
this fighting condition until all of
their demands are satasfied, which d
may possible include the naming of ac
Durant was hanged in San Fran
cisco on Friday last for the murder
of Blanch Lamant and Minnie Wil- S
hIams. He pronounced his innocense e
to the last, and we cannot believe o
any man could face his God with a
lie on his lips or would not confess
the killing to his spiritual advisor, if B
he was guilty. We cannot but think n
that Durant would have told it to the a
priest if he had murdered the two el
The "Southero Field," a paper
published at Washington, says "the
New England employee, who gets $2 il
a da), pays 35 cents a pound for tl
meat, 25 cents a quart for berries, is
$13.50 a month rent, $6 for coal, and 5i
15 for wood, and to whom water- 1
meleos and chickens are unattain- a
able luxuries, or the Southern work
man, whose wages are only $1 a day,
yet can afford spring chlorken, fruit ti
and vegetable, pays only 88 nut, 1
bugs oo coal, and pitikm up hib wood U
s4a be beirfes anar y, and it' rn- w
.j~tia~ bes · bisbI-ter~rooa
The Constitutional Convention has
T been carried, and the gratifying
news from every section of the State
is that the Republican-Populist coim
bine has been defeated, and so-far
not one has been reported elected.
Such parishes as St. Mary, Grant and
Lincoln, giving big majorities for the
In East Carroll there was only a
very light vote polled, and it shows
is that without a parish fight there is
very little interest taken. HIon. J.
e E. Ransdell, who was the unanimous
t choice as our representative, will be
the pier of any man in the conven
tion, and there is no danger that the
interests of the people will not be
The convention will be held, and
C it is now left with the body of men
e electel on I'uesday last to do their
duty, and give to the State a consti
tion that will be for the best inter
ests of her people.
We are pleased to report to the
many admirers and friends of Rev.
F. S. Parker that he has been re
turned to the Methodist charge in
East Carroll. lie is a popular gentle
man, and we welcome his return.
Mr. John Webb, manager for
Major L. K. Barber, on the Bend,
shot and dangerously wounded a
colored man by the name of Will
Priched on Tuesday evening. Mr.
Webb came in on Thursday and
gave himself up, and is now out on
bond. We have heard none of
the particulars that lead to the shoot
POINTS ABOUT COTTON.
t From the beginning of the pres
ent cotton season, up to and includ
ing December 31, there has been
handled at all American ports and
over land 6,242,143 bales of cotton,
I weighing 3,184,404,121 pounds, or
an average of 510 15-100 pounds per
bale. Last season the average
weight of cotton was 506 19-100
pounds per bale. Texas packs the
heaviest bale, 530 87-100 pounds,
and Georgia the smallest, 493 39
100. Louisiana's bales average this
season 509 95-100 as against 509 65
100 last year.
Secretary Heater's analysis of the
cotton movement for the four
months of the season, from Sept. 1,
to Dec. 31, inclusive, shows that
compared with the crop movement
of 1894, Texas, including Indian
territory, has brought into sight this
season, in round figures 272,000
bales less, while other gulf states,
which include Arkansas, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri,
and Oklahoma, have marketed 205,
000 more, and the group of South
Atlantic states, which includes
North and South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida, Alabama, and Virginia,
show an increase of 332,000, in
other words, all of the states outside
of Texas and Indian territory have
increased over the big crop year
537,000, against a decrease for
Texas and the territory of 272,000
which leaves the net increase in the
total crop marketed of 265,000.
Last season New York dealt in
405,285 bales of actual cotton and
in nearly fifty million bales of wind;
that is to say, future transactions
embraced dealings in 48,493,500
bales. This season that city han
dled for sale 445,368 bales of the
actual staple and speculated in 29,
489,300 bales of wind.
Cotton opened in price in New
York at 7 3-16 reached 8 1-4, went
down to 5 13-16, November 15, and
stood at the close of the report,
December 31, at 5 15-16.
There has been exported to Eu
rope so far this season 6,137,144
bales of cotton as against 5,838,567
bales last season. The countries in.
cluded in the tasing of cotton and
the quantity sold each are: Great
Britain, 2,846,717 bales; France,
772,096; and the continent of Eu
rope 2,518,331. Cotton closed yes
terday in this market at 5 5.16, a
decline of 1-16, with sales of actual
cotton aggregating 4100 bales, sup.
plemented with 11,300 bales of
speculator's wind.-City Item.
If i-t was left to the papers of the
State, Major Hearsey would be
elected printer of the constitutional
convention without opposition.
The New Orleans and Western
Railroad, the owner of Port Chal
mette, has passed into the hands of
a receiver. It is only a temporary
embarassment, and they will go on
the same as no failure had taken
The great St. Louis & New Or
leans Anchorline Co., the pride of
the Mississippi for years, has gone
into the hands of a receiver. It is
said a new organization will take
place and two or three new boats
will be built.
Fort Smith, Ark., was visited by a
terrible cylone on Tuesday night at
11 o'olock; and a large portion .of
the city is now In rumns. Over flfty I
were killed. Fire broke out, and
jherlto no' talliha how u may wer
bt ..aed -..Ss I ,
s before you buy your shoes. If you don't somebody
. may be listening to you when you are telling your hard
s luck story of how your feet hurt, and how many corns
and bunions you are suffering with. You'd better be
..- sure than sorry. We guarantee to
Ss i fft you. The best maker makes our
S 1"SelZ"o ntheSoli shoes and guarantees them to be
ofetheshas solid and free from all imperfections.
S that oU bUy. And it costs you no more, maybe
n St Shoes even less, to get this sort of shoes
ake your feet glad. here than the other kind somewhere
Don't buy too much on credit--pay
as you go.
Don't buy from everybody--concen
trate your trade--making your ac
count one to be valued and sought
after by the biggest merchants.
Don't try to beat--deal honestly and
squarely with all--avoiding all sharp
practice and those guilty of it.
Don't buy cheap and shoddy goods
--get the best--they are the cheapest
in the long run.
r By following the above, arind attending strictly to our own business, we
e have built up the LARGEST MERCHANDIES TRADE in North
p Louisiana. Our stocks-both in our Grocery Store and Dry Goods
e Store-are larger and more complete than ever.
J. N. HILL & BIRO.
The Coming Carnival.
The rapidly -approaching Carnival
festival of 1898 bids fair to be one of
the best New Orleans has ever had,
both in the number of entertainments
and the excellence of the displays. It
is, therefore, well to remind the people
of the entire country that Rex's favor
ite city renews the invitation annually
extended to witness its famous Mardi
The fame of the New Orleans Car
nival has long since spread through
out thiscountry and Europe, and the
processions which it b!ings forth are
the finest kind in the world. The
elaborate and splendid celebration of
this festival has served several pur
poses. Not only have the pageants at
tracted to the city thousands of stran
gers from the other States of the Union.
but they have had a beneficial influ
ence from a litetary standpoint in
educating the popular taste.
The approaching Carnival festivities
--which culminate on Mardi Gras,
Feb. 22, 1898-will conslst of several
grand pageants. including, of course,
Rex, Proteus, Comus anil the Phunny
Phorty Phellows, heraled by the ar
rival of the King. a most in teresting
affair, and by tableaux and balls given
by Consus, the Atlanteans, the Elves
of Oberon, the Priests of Mythras anid
the Knights of Momnus.
It is also understood that several
vessels of the United States navy will
be here during the Carnival, and the
entire torpedo boat flotilla, comprising
five of the fastest boats in the worIIt, is
also scheduled to visit us at that thne.
The time between now and Feb. 21,
when Rex will make his triumphal
entry into the city of New Orleans,
with his army and court followers, is
not long. It is scarcely long enough
for the prepari'tions that must be made
for a becoming reception of the great
King of the Carnival. Hence all loyal
subjects of Rex should unite in the
effort of the mystic organizations to
make the coming Carnival one of uu
surpassed splendor and brilliancy.
Messrs. B. Miller and H. 3old
man, who have been doing business
for sometime in the town of Mans
field, La., and who have been receiv
ing threatening letters, had to pack
up their goods and leave for fear of
being killed and burned out. It is
said that they are good, honest men,
and were assured the protection of
the best citizens of that town if they
would only remain, but they knew
that it meant assassination if they
stayed. This is a town that should
not progress, and how can it when
such business as this is allowed to go
Demas' name has been sent to the
Senate for confirmation. It is to be
hoped that the Senate will not con
firm this nomination. Such a scoun
drel as Demas, who is one of Hanna's
tools, should be bitterly opposed.
Some few months ago Domonick
O'Mailey was the main man in crush
ing the life out of Lional Adams, and
now we see Adams defending O'Mal
lay is a libel suit.
Nap Flannel,l tie latest in dress
-goo1d A tha flRae of Ladies Intal, at
GRAND JURY REPORT.
State of Louish.na, parish of East Carroll.
Tf o the Hon. F. F. Montgomery,
Judge-7th Judicial District--We, the
s Grand Jury erupanneled for the Jan
Snary (1898) term of your lion. Court,
Sbeg leave to report that we have ex
antined twenty-six cases and found
thirteen true bills after examining
We tind after investigation few
ofTfe:ses to have been committed, and
-most of them of a petit nature, show
ing law and order to have prevailed
for the past six month.;.
e We bave examined the jail and other
l public buildtngs. W\ tiindtl the jail well
- kept. clean and the prisoners as well
satisfied as could be expected under
We find the court house in the usual
and old-time dilapidated condition,
and recommend that the Hon. Police
Jury make such improvement and re
pairs as its treasury will permuit.
Having completed our labors to the
best of our ability, we respectfully ask
to be discharged.
To cure a cold in one day, take Lax
ative Brom Quinine Tablets. All
I l)ruggits refund the money if it fails
tO cure. 25c.
Of paying too little for your clothes,
a form of economical extravagance
that will cost you dearly in the end.
You will find no end of people who
think they know better than you what
'"Trust them not, they're fooling
thee," and deal with a reputable house.
Money back if not suited.
Mail orders receive prompt attlen
WARNER ,& SEARLES CO.,
A Fine Opportunity.
The tine Westland tract of land con
taming 5600 acres is offered for sale in
lotsof from 40 to 610 acres. The price
is low. One dollar an acre will secure
it. balance on 5 years time.
For particulars call on
CLIFTON F. DAVIS,
Lake Providence, La.
Jan. 1, '98.
The co-partnership heretotore existing
between Jno. W. Donavan and Robert
Nicholsan ta this day dissolved by mutual
J. WV. DONAVA N.
Villa Vista, La.. January 1.1898.-S-4t.
Sheriff 's Sale.
State of Louisiana. parish of East Carroll,
S:.venth District Court-Mrs. L. M.l
~:'i:,r' vs. M. Spiars & Co.-No. 441.
'y virtue of an order of sale to me direct
ed by the Honorable Seventh District Court
for the parish of East Carroll aforesaid. in
the above entitled cause, I will proceed to
sell at public auction, in the town of trovi
deuce. East Carrell parish. La., on Satur
day, the 15th day of January 1898. between
the hours prescribed by law, all the right,
title anid iterest of the detendents, M.
Spiare & Co.. in and to the tollowing
described property, to-wit:
The (oods. Wares. Merchandise and
other property, seized in the above suit
on Noveni'ber 27th. 187.
Terms of sale--gsash with the benefit of
J. W. DUNN, Sheriff.
Shctri['s odlce. Providence, La., Deoep
Iber 'Ilth, 1 1*45. 1
' Lake and Levee Streetst LAKE
1 9PROVIDENCE, LA,
1 Dealer in
9 GENTS FURNISHING GOODS.
The inest line of Olothing carried in the city. Ladies Dres Goode,
Hate, Cape, Boots and Shoes, Mackintoshes and Hunting Ooats; Trank4
9 Valises and Bags.
9 - 9 CALL ON ME Before Purchasing Elsewhere;
J. B. RANSDELL. B4W} BZ
PresidentL e ad Treas
QUALITYV, NOT QUANTITY,7
The Providence Lumber Co.,
CfIPlT1L, TOC$ 1 $50004
Cypress, Red Gum, Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Cycamore, Rough and Dressed
Lumber, Plain and Fancy Heart Cypress Shingles, Box Boards
and Barrel Heads,
CORRESPONDBNCG SOLICITED. Lake Providence, La. ; "
EFFECTIVE AT NOON, pEC. 28,1897.
NEW ORLEANS DIVISION.
No. 5. (Southern Express.)-Leavo
Vicksburg 4:05 a. m.; arrive New
Orleans 11:30 a. m. No. 5 connects
No. 21, (Local Mail)--Leave Vicks
burg 8:00 a. m.; arrive New Orleans
5:30 p. nu. No. 21 connects for Natch.
No. 6, (Northern Express)-Leave
New Orleans 4:20 p. m.; arrive Vicks
burg 11:50 p. m.:
No. 22, (Local Mail-Leave New Or
leans 8:20 a. m.; arrive Vicksburg 5"55
p. im. Nos. 6 and 22 connect for Natch
No. 6, (Northern Express)-Leave
Vicksburg 12:01 a. min.; arrive Memphis
7:05 a. m.
Ne. 24. (Local Mail-Leave Vicks
burg 7:50 a.m.; arrive Memphis 6:10
p. in. (No. 6 connects at Lula for
Helena; No. 24 connects for Greenville
and all Riverside Division Points.
Both trains connect at Memphis with
fast Illiaois Central and other trains
for all points.
No. 36, Lcland Accommodation)
Leave Vickhrng 4:30 p. m.; arrive
Leland 7:!5 p. m.
No. 35, Leland Accommodation)
Leave Leland 6:25 a. nu.; arrive Vicks
hurg 9:30 a. m.
No. 5, (Southern Express)-Leave
Memphis 9:05 a. tn.; arrive Vicksburg
4:05 p. m.
No. 23, (Local Mail)-Leave Mem
phis 9:00 a. in ; arrive Vicksburg 7:00
. in. Nos. 5 and 23 connect for
All trains run daily.
Trains 5 and 6 c:trry Palace Sleeping
Cars through between New Orleans
and KaHnsas City, Mu., and local sleep
ers between New Orleans and Vieks.
burg, the latter open for passengers at
9:00 p. m.
LOST.-One promisory note, given by
Abner Hines, for rent of one horse for 1897.
Amount of note .*~.0O. and due in Nov.
Notice is hereby given to the public not to
trade for same. W. P. BURNEY.
Dec. 24, 18e7) Lake Providence. La.
Proposals in writing are solicited for
lands and buildings for a College site in the
parish of East Carroll, same to be left at
the office of 8. W. GREEN.
By order of the North Louisfana Baptist
18 JUST A 00D FOR ADULTS.
WARRANTED. PRICE 5BoCets.
GALAr. Iras, Nov. 3 .UJE,
Pa1M Medline Co., s. 14min. Mo.
).tlem.en:--LWe o ~so SWI , bou w at
QMOv TASavLEB aoL ~o N a aahe I ·
Fsoree si a s atktesa di ug ssee
For sale at the Guenazrd frug store. '
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S. W. GREEN,
Cor. Lake and Church Ste., Lake Providence,
....DEALER IN.... 9
SClothing, Boots and Shoes,
General Merchandise, Groceries and Plantation Supplies.
Wines, Liauors and Cigars. Call before purchasing elsewhere.
X H. L JONES,
\ LeS' ree St, Lake P oirideniC e, a, W
Fixne GROCERIES, FfUITS
. Flour, Meat and Meal. Wines, Liquoe and Cigars. A
Cheap and Fires-olase Grooery House.
..uL.. ...* .--.-Eu ,-, . **
A. D. & S. SPENGLER, AGTS.,
..........VICSBU G, MIS.....
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
and All Building Material.
Cheapest Place in the South. Write for prices before purohasn elaewher .
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoCAY.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : Louisiana.
HIavig acquired the Davis Addition
to the Town of Providence and the
fie!d immnediately adjoining the town,
I offer the - nw for sale at froum $15 to
$'O per I.t according to location.
.CLIFTON F. DAVIS.
Lake Providence. La.
Lake Providence l
Keeps on haud . a large sortmeat of
Smental Metaa Icases ad oodeu
Coffins Made and Trlaed t.o Q9de't
··I·- T . ..' -
BRIOE, BRIZCIK, YS.
come B riokc Company
Is now ready with a line lot of Iri:k
for sale for cash. Prices to snit the
times. Call at office of Company, No.
.5 Levee street, for prices.
JNO. W. COOKE, Manager.
Lake Providence, La.
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