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Saturday April 22, 1899. 1
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Senator Quay is now getting a go'
tough deal from both the Legislature 1ev
and the Court. He has the backing Th
of the administration at Washington ant
which will see that nothing comes of 'A
Pitt Kellogg, one of the worst I
Republicans Louisiana ever was vai
cursed with, is in New Orleans and kir
is already laying pllans to capture the ali
hoard of negroes for the next pr(
National Convention for McKinley. cr1
Last month 13,000 volunteers by
arrived from Cuba and this month f
will see 25,000 more mustered out. lpr
This will leave about 7,000 volun- it.
teers remaining in Cuba, who, no an
doubt are anxious to get home. tet
This war has (lone up most of the he
volunteers, and they won't be so en
anxious to tight for Uncle Sam.again.
The complications in Samoa have be
been settled, but not before Lienteu- ,u
ant Lonsdalc and Ensign Monaham of
of the Philadelphia, and Lieut. Free- b
man of the Tauranga, were killed and b
beheaded by Matanfa's savages.
The bodies of the three officers 'a
were recovered, and French priests 81
brought in the heads. The savages r
were urged on by a German planter,
who has been arrested. Pm
Several papers are saying that am
Governor Roosevelt of New York it
will lhe McKinley's opponent for the in
Presidency. When it comes to the
Southern delegates to the National bi
Convention 'two-thirds will be con- b
trolled by McKinley, as the party is ti
Ph the hands of corrupt negro politi-.
cians who have been put in office at g
the instance of Hanna for the pur- h
pose of controlling them, which\will Si
The Plaquemine Protector, pub- ti
lished at Point-la-Hatche, hoists the '
name of lion. John l)ymond as its b
choice for Governor, and tells its a
reason for doing so in a column and n
half article. Mr. Dymond is' a
straight Democrat and is one of the t
few sugar planters who did not desert
his party. He is a good man, and
there are others, nearer North Louis
iana who would suit us much better.
The time is too far off yet.
The trial of Mrs. George for the
killing of George D. Saxton, brother
of Mrs. McKinley, is now going on t
at Canton, Ohio, and it is to be hoped
that this woman will be acquitted.
Saxton was a brute of the deepest
dye, having ruined several woman
under the pretense of marriage. lie
was shunned by the respectable peo
ple of Canton and no society would
admit him. When ladies, who knew
him, would see this man coming, they
would either go into a store, take
another street or turn and go back,
to avoid meeting this man, who was
ostracized by all decent people.
Governor Franik W. Rollins of
New Hampshire, in his proclamation
of a few iday s ago, says that religion
in his State and other New England
States ii on the decline and draws a
very dark picture. lie says "there
are towns where no church hell sends
forth its solemn call fronm January to
January; there are villages where
children grow to manhood unchrist
ened: there are communities where
the dlead are laid away without the
benison of the name of Christ, and
where marriages are solemnized only
by justices of the pence. This is a
matter worthy of your thoughtful
consideration, citizens of New Hamp
shire. It does not augur well for the
future." Still we have foreign mis
sions, and might at home it looks like
they are needed.
The New Orleans States has just
put up in its office a new printing
press, one of the latestkind, that can
print, cut, paste and fold 24,000 six,
eight, ten and twelve page papers per
hour, or 14,000 sixteen, eighteen,
twenty and twenty-four page papers
per hour. -It prints from three rolls
t paper at one time, and is the finest
pre of iay newspaper in
IMoutb~ The States has made a
I.4.wgn i its appearamnce
. The Stater
THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND cam
ITS GREAT INTERESTS. Opp
The Vicksburg Post of Monday last S
has the following to say of Mr. Frank
HI. Tompkins and his important work: to
Mr. Frank II, Tompking.the special asst
representative of the Inter-state Missis- met
sippi River Improvement and Levee Pol
Association, spent .today in the city, app
and left this afternoon for Lake Provi- The
dence and other river points above. effo
This Association, which held a grand I
meeting here in 1890, gave a decided tint
impetus to the movement in behalf of con
government control of the river and wo1
levees, and resulted in great practical pee
good to the entire Mississippi Valley. ope
This movement has been supplemented pot
and aided by the Western Waterways but
Association, but the object to be attain- in I
ed (full and complete control, by the Un
National Government. of the Mississip- 1
pi levees), has not yet been achieved. fuil
In order to further promote and ad- me
vance this great purpose, Mr. Tomp- the
kins is engaged in the preparation of bri
a book entitled ,.Riparian Lands of the val
Mississiplpi River. past, present and he
prospective, which will give a full dis- '1
cription of the great Valley as it exists wit
today, how it has been developed and pee
by whom, and a horoscope of its be
future; it will trace the levee system len
from its inception, and the general im- 1
provemenut of the Valley in pace with we
Mr. Tompkins' previous experience of
and ability, renders him especially lit
ted for this great work, and he has the thi
hearty endorsement of all the promin
ent men who have taken an interest in Se
the liver and levee problems.
When Mr. Tompkins' book shall have TI
been circulated throughout the Nation,
as it will be, it will materially aid in
building up public sentiment in favor
of Government control. and thus give sit
basis for the belief that Congress will sc
be almost unanimous in passing a oil
measure for Government control. wi
The following document was circu- in
lated in our city to-day, and was he
signed by all the business men and b,
others to whom it was presented: cil
4 To the Citizens of Vicksburg: p,
The Interstate Mississippi River Im- de
proveminent and Levee Association th
which was organized by a sonvention w
which assembled in this city in 1890, ci
and of which she lIon. Chas. Scott, of w
I Rosedale, is President. is actively push- hi
e ing plans for the strengthening of pub- he
lie sentiment throughout the country ,1
to favor the passage of the Catchings tt
i bill. or a similar measure for the relief, n.
by the general governmentofour couo- 7
9 try from the dangers of overflow. et
Mr. Frank H. Tompkins, the special fi
representative of that Association, is o
it getting up an elaborate and costly h,
. book covering the whole question of it
levees, the improvement of the Missis- ci
sippi river and the development of the u
This work will be of much good to tl
. the cause, by giving the people of the ft
.whole country the facts relative to our I
fertile Valley, and will be of great c
I benefit to our efforts to secure larger f
is appropriations for the permanent re- I
d moval of danger of overflows. a
All assistance is desired throughout s
a the Valley to circulate this work free, Ti
te to commercial and business organiza- s
rt lions in other parts of the United a
We cordii.lly commend this plan to u
- your attention and support.
A BOOK ON OUR LEEVEES. t
Under the abover caption our readers hi
will find a spledld endorsement of a s
proposed litererary and statistical a
er work by Mr Frank Ii. Tompkins from %
)r the New Orleans Times-Democrat. i
The array of names of Presidents of t
fiscal and commercial bodies is truly
. inspiring and demonstrates that these I
at gentlemen. so prominently identified t
in with the valley, appreciate an oppor- I
e tunity to advance before Congress the
cause of leve-s anil the improvement
Sof the Mississippi river.
Mr. Tompkins' connection with the (
rivers' cause dates back to 1891, when
the people of the valley through the
thei recently organized Levee Asso
ke elation were making strenuous efforts
Sto assist our able delegation from the
' river States in the pa:ssage of measures
its I for the repair of damages to the levees
by the llood of 1890.
'The Interetute Mississippi River Im- i
of ipro1vee.luntt lind Levee Association.
"which had been organized by *the oig I
m convention which assembled at Vicks
mn burg in June of that year, while the
ad litIud was at its height, was mairinthin
ing a strong delegation at Washington,
Rand floodingr the country with liter
Cre attire bearintg on the importance of the
islprotecetlon and developmienm of the
to blississlppi Valley. An cmergency
bill for one million dollars w~s before
re congress and a nenclr•l measure, since
st- knowvn as the ten million dollar con
re tract bill, was in preparatioun, Mh
he ITomnpkins conceived the idea that a
giener.l write.up of the whole subject
iid by sonme journal of wide reputation and
ly circulation would be of great advan
itage to tile cause. He solicited the
a suliplort of that able exponent of South
ul tere developmenti..the Manufacturersl
p- Record. of Baltimnore., and was sent
hie by that journal to) the Mississippi river,
and in a splendid outfit, bought by that
s-enterprising journal, traversed the
ike vee section of tile river front Mem
phis to the lower Louisianat parishes.
Meanwhile the Manufacturers Record
t commenced a series of introductory
articles from the pens of Catchings,
SBlantchard, Leach, Stalling, Dabucey
an Iand others, treating of different phases
ix of the question. After the investiga
tion of the facts and the write-up had
r completed the wholr was published in
em, ook form by the Manufaoturers
7 Record for free distribution, and
secured a Jarge cireulation.
ls About that time withtheassembling
et of the new congress a hich"~was to be
in requested to-pasl the -ten million tol
lar contract measure, the Inter.State
M"I ssissippi 'River Improvement asd
fe Levee Association found itself witbout
tes fuads to further bear the expense of
Sits delegation, at WAshuingtoeL mdi
vridual coatnbtiolws led a fredy bts
made th aI thestatdi ahex ~t rhi
came a law and its beneficent effect is
apparent to all.
At different times during the past
two years Mr. Tompkins has been.
under the direction of President Chas.
Scott, of this Association, pushing
some very valuable and effective plans
to advance the levee sentiment and
assist the final passage of a general
measure like the Catchbinga bill, the
Police Juries again responding to his
appeal for funuds to assist these plans.
The sequel and fitting climax to all his
efforts will be this hook.
This publication is certainly as ambi
tious a project of the kind as was: ever
conceived. Certainly no one but be
would have undertaken to weld the a'
people of the whole Valley into a co
operative movement to secure a sup
port sufficient to allow the free distri- S
bution of a costly book of 1200 pages
in the commercial circles of the whole
Possessed of fine executive ability.
full of energy and enthusiasm and
mentally fully equipped for the task,
there is no reason why he should not
bring to a successful completion this
valuable work on the elaborate plans
he has mapped out.
There is every reason to believe that,
with the right effor. on the part of the
people. the General Government can
be Induced to solve this important prob
lem in the next Congress.
Elaborate plans hbve been laid for
work this summer and fall andMr.
Tompkins' book is an important part
The press of the Valley should keep
this matter before the people.
W. A. EVERMAN,
Secretai"y MississippiLevee Association
THE EXCURSION PARTY ON THE
ILast Tuesday about 1 o'clock the
steamer T. P. Leathers with au excur
Sion of fifty or more prominent
a citizens of New Orleans on board,
with hand playing, came to our land
ing, and by the time the steamer had
S her lines made fast, she was boarded
by a large number of our prominent
citizens and business men. The first
man struck on getting to her cabin -
- deck was Mr. Frank 'Watson, who had
n the excursion party in charge, and
n who soon had the large number of
citizens and excursionists mingling Ct
f with each other. Mr. Watson soon
I- hbad the attention of the crowd, when
he said hats off and calline upon lion.
y John A. Garrett. the talented editor of
;s the Tensas Gazette, to make a few re- C'
f, marks, which he did in excellent shape.
I- The next gentleman to address the
crowd was Mr. W. L. Saxton, of the
tI firm of Smith Brothers Co., Lt'd., one
is of the largest • wholesale grocery &
y houses in the Crescent City, who told
)f in u, few words the purpose of the ex
s- cursion, and the gentlemen making it, C
Ie was to meet with the people and be
come acquainttd, and ask them for Si
to their business, which he said right
ie fully belonged to the City of New Or- P
ir leans. lie said that the great Crescent
it City should be the pride of every
Pr Louistaniau and that her wholesale oi
e- houses could compete in prices with
any other city in the country. Mr
at Saxton was applauded. Mr. F. X
e, Ransdell on behalf of our citizens re
a- sponded to the remarks ot Mr. Saxton,
3d Mr. Ransdell gave the party to under
stand that there was not a man who
to boarded the steamer at our llnding tt
that was not friendly to the City of Now o
Orleans, but that the business men of "
that city should meet us half way in b
rs helping to give us a railway, so that a
a we would be in close touch with them; n
!al and that our citizens were glad to be ti
m with them and meet them in friendly I'
it. intercourse, and that he hoped they *
of would como again.
ly After a friendcly chat and a hearty
se hand-shake the boat pulled out on her a
ed way to Grand Lake, Ark., with as
tr- merry a crowd as we ever saw.
he It is a fact that in the past few years a
nt New Orleans has lost almost its en-.
tire trade in the Bende, that was once
he controlled by that city.
en Its dozen or more of drummersI
he used to visit our country every thirty
so- days, antd everythtug that was bought
rts came from New Orleans. Things
he have changed nowi and we doubt I
res very much if there are over two or
3es three drummers from that city iu a
year that comes to this part of
n- country. It is either New Orleans is I
in. a higher market or it is the itadequate
ig transportation facilities we have with I
ks- that city.
he After a Rip Van Winkle Sleep the
in- business men of that city are about to
n, awaken, and if they will only keep up
er- the work that they have now started,
he setl oumt their drummiers with the in
hc tention of keeping them out, and get
Icy out of their picayunish ways, as they
)re have been in the past, New Orleanus
Ie will get back the large trade of the
in- river country that it once controlled.
r, What struck us more forcible than
a anything else, was when we tackled
ect several of the representatives of the
ind irms for an advertisementt. They in
an- formed us that they were not author
the ized. We thought that this was rather
th- rough on a crowd who were making
ers this special trip for the purpose of
ent soliciting business, and that they
cr, wanted it without advertising. It is
bat just such picayuntishl business as we
the speak of that is working against New
!m- Orleans and Its business interests.
ies. The list of firms represented on the
rd exeursion, were-
nry C. II. IHoward, of N. Burke & Co.
gs, Louis Meigs, pfJ. C. Morris & Co.
ucy Geo. Morelle, of Stauffer, Eshleman
ga. C. E. Stephenw, of Louis P. Rice.
bad M. J. Purcell, of Juo. I. Adams &
ers hf. M. Boswortb, of Gulf Bay Co.
and Walter Saxon, of Smith Bro. & Co.
L Israel, of J. Aaron & Co.
ing Wim. P. Hagertr, of Cage & Drew.
be W. . Si1rers, of iI. T. Cottam & Co
tol. A.@, Marshal,-! O. II. lAwreae A
t te Co
and RlJ. MNartesi, of W. J. MartIaesA
o. Co. -
of Max. Sehwbsetaker, of T. A M.
E t W. i. Aarews,, oef I J.Mt #rt C
Ive j-_ ,uISdt, +k oi lnr , , d ...
- Lat o A. Lbm
ilk, #E4I: , +,+. q+.. .m ,
Our line of DRY GOODS surpasses
anything we have ever had. You
should see our
SHIRT WAISTS and DUCK SUITS.
Euernything flew, StyliSh and dfiit Glagill
J. Stich, of Chas.Stich.
Henry Lochte, of Henry Lochte &
E J. Rose, of A. Baldwin & Co. all
E. F. Stott, of Ranlette & Stone. E)
L. C. Simmon, of Kohu, Well & Co. ba
Frank Betiune, of John G. Clark & cu
II. L. Janin, of I. L. Lyons & Co. ; fo
T. S. Burbank, of E. C. Fenner. bli
B. F. Lengsfleld, of S. Gumbel & Co. ey
D. ii. Mumford, of Morris McGraw ui
B. M. King, of Putnam & King. Y.
Norman Eustis, of Harris, I)ay &
C. S. Brackette, representing the S(
Fraut .Watson, of the Crescent
Wm. P. Ball, of the Picayune.
J. M. Leveque, of the Times-Dem
G. N. Armstrong, of the States.
THE S. A. C'8.
In,,envr-Democrat:-A delightful en
tertainmeut was given on the.evening
of the 14th inst. by the members of the
"S. A. C." society. The crowd assem
bled at the residence of Mrs. J. N. Htill
where they lound a four-wheeler laden
with cotton seed. At 8:30 the charm,
uing chaperon, Mrs. W. C. NiMcRte, and
the pleasure seekers were ofl for l'eti
sas. A pleasant drive. broutght them
to the home of Mirs. R. J. omruey on
the lake, where they were most hospit- ri
Misses Emma Bell, Eddie Brown, t,
Beulah Goodrich and Eugeuia White
entertained the crowd pleasantly with r
music. Messrs. Moore and Taylor,
with their harmonicas, were simply P
fine. The couples repaired to the din- ti
ning hall to pull candy. After deli
cious refreshments were served, all P
returned to the parlor and were favrer.
ed with recitations by Miss Bessie 1I
Rous and Isham Beard. About this
time the clock struck twelve, when all I
left selging "Good-night Ladies,'t har
ig spent a most enjoyable evening
asid one long to be remembered by
those who were so fortunate as to be
present. The' guests were: Misses
Bessie Rous, Edna Pilcher, Eugenia
W hite, Pearl Burney,Narciss Kennedy,
Beulah Goodrich, Elodle Brown and
Emma Bell; Messrs. Will Moore, Tom
Powell, Isham Beard, Nlmmo- White,
Felix Taylor, John Bass Conery Purdy
and Walter Castellow. Mr. Morris
''Three cheers for tbhe "S. A. C's"!
Their entertainment was a perfect
Banner-Democrat :-After reading
r your article in last weeks issue in re
g gard to the affairs of the Episcopal
f Church. I most take issue with you
y and charge that you have the wrong
a conception of what constitutes the
e church. Let me illustrate your idea:
v Suppose the minister of a church End
one of its members got in a diea
e culty and the minister got whipped,
you would charge the church got
,. whipped. Or suppose the minister
). and one of its members. got
In drunk. According .to year idea yos
would say thechurch got drgak. To
go further; suppose the minister
i came involved in a persoral tr.St i
with one of its members i3t '4
private domicile-a pltpe tLi t- i l !t
). made by God )ad mann, Ito ie .
would younsay the oebrnIt'Ink- 1
F. thalprivate troulel
o very few memino cetestb
a~ ides with thi:e
sasuredly .stet 'w `
af is 1e gf'oy
-Sfia i tMI
Totter, salt-Rheum p~.d Ecemr
The intease itching and smarting
ipcident to these diseases, is instantly
allayed by applying Chamberiain's
Eye and Skin Qintment. Many very
bad cases have been permanently
cured by it. It is equally efficient for
itching piles and a favorite remedy
for sore nipples, chapped bands, chil.
blains, frost bites and chronic sore
eyes. 25cts per box. For sale at Gue
nird's drug store.
YAZOO A MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON,
No. 5-Leaves Memphis 8.25 p. m.
Arrives Vicksburg 3:16 a.m.
Leaves Vickshurg 3:20 a. m.
Arrives New Orleans 10:40 a. m
No. 23-Leaves Memphis 9:00 a. m
Arrives Vicksburg 7:10 p. m.
No. 21-Leaves Vicksburg 7:50 a. m.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. m.
No. 6-Leaves New Orleans 4.00 p.
Arrives Vicksburg 11:30 p. m.
Leaves Vicksburg 11:40 p. Ii.
Arrives Memphis 6.55 a. nm.
No. 22-Leaves New Orleans 8:00 a.
Arrives Vicksburg 6:00 p. in,
No. 24 - Leaves Vicksburg 8:10 a.m.
Arrives blMemnphis 6:30 p. m.
No.. 6 connects with No. 505 at IIar
riston, arriving at Natchez at 6:45 a.mn.
No. 21 connects with 521 at Harris
ton arriving at Natchez at 11:20 a. inm.
No. 21 connects with No. 504 at Har
riston, arriving at Jackson at 12:30 p.m.
No. 522 due to leaqe Natchez at 2:30
p. mi. connects with No. 22 at Harris
No. 506 due to leave iNatchez at 7:35
p. inm. connects at Harriston with No. 6.
Nos. 5 and 21 connects at New Or
leans for all points east and west.
Nos. 24 and 6 make connection with
L C. train at Memphis for all points, as
well as with other lines.
Nos. 23 and 24 haul elegant parlor
ear between Memphis and "Vicksburg.
For further information and reserva
tion of sleeping car accommodations
call on or write to your station agent
or the undersigned.
A Q. PEARCE,
C. P. & T. A.. Vicksburg. Miss.
JNO A. SCOTT,
Div'n. Pass'r. Ag't. Memphis, Tenn.
W M. ALFRED KELLOND.
is Ass't. Gen'l.Pass'r. Ag't., Louisville
A. H. HANSON.
SGeneral P.assenger Agent, Chicago, Ill.
Mayor's Office, Town of Provideace. La..
g April 1bth. 1800.
Whereas. In accordance with the provis
ions of the charter of the town of Provd
deeee and is accordance with an ordinance
n of the Board of Aldermeo of iad town.
g adopted at itsrregis sessios en April 6.
e 18lo. authorist gthe holdin ol an" ealeetoa
for smuasfai leers of sadT town. sad di
rectilg asd autthoritng ade to earl out the
pd rovisons of said opdinane.
1- Now theretore I. gUllita . . rsLktin.
1, 'ayor of the town of Providesa. Ia.. do
tssuu this my prteelbisUo orderitng nd
tueletnti that as etetts for mealelpal
or fBee of tte town of ?ft.i5et. La... he
Sheld -said tows eo MOOtAY. Ttil
-rlsM LAY o JOUNE. 1 , metwe" the
M rit hos bdy law, sed at the
Lake and .evee Ste.,
Lake Proridenoe, Lam
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O ried in the City. *
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
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Trunks, Valises aod Hand Bags,
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Call on me Before Purohasing Elsewhere.
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P. powererful pill, which exhausts the stomach.
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VICKSBURG AND GREENVILLE
Annie Laurie......... every Monlday.
'Belle of the Bnds..... T uesda:y.
Annie Laurie......... . Thur.d:ay.
Belle of the Bendls....'. - Friday.
Annie Laurie........ " Saturday.
Annie Laurie ........~very T'uesday.
Belle of the Bends.... ** Wedn'f'ly.
Annie Laurie......... " Friday.
Belle of the Bends.... " Satuirday.
Annie Laurie......... "* Sundl .
Boats leave Vicksbhrg every day ex
cept Sunday and Wednesday.
Queen & Crescent
The Best Line
- IN THB-
The Sm ea TIille t ,
It vitas Lookst .ptain..
I,..a~·a~~b~r Q ·
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Lake P Trovidefnce Its
h'elps on thaul a large assorLtme nt of
Urlal CasIhts, New Plain and Orna
mciii al '.ICtlii( (Cusps aUd 1'voodeut
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