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tplie Bazrgrer-Democrat. BR
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT The
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA. Indiao
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SAMUEL B. KENNEDY, Editor.j pape
JAMES N. TURNER. have
Publisher and Proprtteo. not n
SUBSCRIPTION: $200 PER YEAR. since
Saturday, Aupst 18, 1900, it aPi
FIPTh DIST, ,lv5ii BOARD, his Is
Regular neet:ags second Wednesday's
r. january, April July, and October, at loDng
Delta. La. moor
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WILLIAM J. BRYAN. pers
For Vice-President, posi
ADLAI E. STEVENSON. long
For 57 Congress, pres
JOS. E. RANSDELL. tion
For Railroad Commissioner, 3rd men
W. L. FOSTER. spel
Public Mleetipg. dod
There will be a public meeting of pol
the planters of East Carroll and
citizens of Providence on Tuesday At
next, at the court house, immediate- Ne
ly after the meeting of the Police wh
Jury. The purp(,se of this meeting Re
is for the organization of a Farmers'
Club and other important matters, alt
which we believe will prove beneti
cial to every man in the parish. amt
Mr. F. T. Constant will be present ali
and discuss the conditions in which the
he found other perishes of the State, ha.
in agriculture, stock raising &c., At
while on his tour with Commissioner
Lee. We hope to see a large crowd cai
present at this meeting. wi
PIIL McGUIRE, ar
President East Carroll Fair Asso- wl
The primary election to nominate A
a candidate for Congress and Rail
road Commissioner passed off very
quietly, and no interest was taken in To
the parleh., The rep fof this
lethargy oathe part ;l tbt s*ters wVs be
on account of no opposition. There in
was about one hbudred votes cast in w
East Carroll, an4 not-a- third of tbhe e
vote was cast in the Jditrict. Con- St
gressman Ransflell had no oppost- "
tion for re-nomination, and 'W. L.
Foster for railroad commissioner. of
Mr. E. J. Hamley was elected as the gr
member of the district executive com- in
SEPTEMBER 6th, AT THE FAIR if
There will be a big day at the fair re
grounds on Wednesday, Sept. 5th. n
There will be a ball game between
Old River and Soft. Tar for a big at
purse, and horse racing and other et
sports. There is going to be a big
While most of the large,aortherg~e
cities have had the hottest weather
for years, with prostrations reach- a
ing hundreds daily, and a large a
number of deaths, away dowIn nb
New Or-eans, the weather has been (
pleasant and the mercury has cot
reached over 90, with not a singlea
death from heat.
C. P. IIartingtotn, the greatest
railroad magnate of the world, died'
at his summer camp at Pine Knot
Lodge, in the Adirondarks on Tuee.
day last, at the age of 79 years.
His fortune is estimated at over
$50,000,000, made in less than thirty
years. lie owned nine thousand
miles of transportation' routes.
It is said that Rockefeller's in
come is nearly $30,000,000 an
anally, or nearly equal to the com
bined income of the rulers of
Europe. John D. Rockefeller is
now called the richest man in the
world. "lie is now sixtyone years
of age, and his health is excellent.
Should be live twenty years as seems
likely, and his wealth increases at
the present rate the dividend would
pile up $600,000,00U 4or himt, and
the compound interest upon his in
come invested would put his fortune
almost beyond calculation. Possi
bly he will have all the money in
The Negro National Democratic
League held its sixth.bienal. "-Au
vention in Kansas City, Mo., last
month. There were 658 delegates
in attendance, representing twenty
seven states and the Indran territory.
There was great enthusiasm through
out and much work done prepara
tory to the campaign to follow.
The oandilacy of Bryan and Steven
son was indorsed, and the platform
of the Democratic party was unani
mcunly adopted as the fundamental
princoiples of the league. George
E. Taylor, of Okaloosa, lows, one
of the leading negroes of the United
States, was elected president of the
league, who says that .cKinley
cs'rs proven his unfriendliness to
the negro in every instance from the
beginning of the Spanisbh-APereia
war to the close of the Philadel.
BRYAb'SPEECH OF ACCEP
u TANcE. T
Th peech of . J. an, Hon
India olis, If,. P We empi
of la week, one Cf tb
pape er ten fords ar we
casion. The Republican managers cases,
have been saying that Bryan, could
not make imperialism the leading
question of the campaign; but now" honor
since the delivery of the masterly to s.
address that has attracted the ad- oils.
miration of the American people, 2nt
it appears that Bryan has "set the or
pace" for President McKinley and utri
his leaders, and that they can no weap
longer dodge the issue. ;The para
mount issue, then, in the campaign lic ]a
will be the question of imperialism. 7tl
One of the encouraging results, so 8tl
far, of Mr. Bryan's speech is the Ar
favorable criticism of the independ- lahoi
eat press of the country-even pa- for c
pers that are opposed to his election. find
These independent papers take the exte
position that McKinley can no sho,
longer dodge the issue; that Bryan's \
presentation of the Philippine ques- true
tion is the most masterly indict- bills
d nment of imperialism that has yet faih
been produced, not excepting the bill.
speeches and articles of Senator ion
Iloar, Carl Schurz, and ex-Gov. on
loutwell. That he can no longer a
dodge behind the currency question, ine
but mnst come out and define his ally
of policy, if such he has. 0C
Mr. Bryan's speech is before the on
ay Amierilan people to stay. As the :.an,
te- New York Post says, it "cannot be wit
ce whistled down the wind by the gb t
'Republican newspapers and stump in
r' speaker.." The Washington Post, j
rs, although opposed to Bryan, says his
speech is the ablest, most logical Ii4
and thoughtful, as well as the mostn rn
mt adroit andt plausible, presentation of
the question of imnperiali:-- which del
te, has vet been submitted to the
;c' American people." co;
nr The light is on, and the Republi- vet
can party will have to conjitr up, its mi
wits to answer the uinanstwerable
arguments of the able Nebraskan, r"
so- which have taken a fast hold on the an
minds of the American people. en
ate A LETTERI FtoM MRt. FRANK T. wi
'ery Mansfield. La., Augnst 9. 1900. ch
I in To the Banner-Democrat: e:i
The rarmers' Institute corps is here t.
Sat the springs, taking a short vacation an
h before our next meeting, ant getting ma
ere in shape to resoume our march; and br
t in when completed, will have extended
the work through nearly every west- in
te ern parish, from the lower part of the tit
on- State to the Arka:nsas line-and feel- th
oat-. ing a deep inturest in my homue parish be
L. ad hoping that thters are a great
many that appreciate the importance ei1
ner. of keeping up with the march of pro- a
the gress, which is spreading over our an
State, and the good work which is be-. T,
ing accomplished by our Commiis-ion- cc
or of Agriculture. Major J. G. Lee, in re
holding Farmers' Institute meetings r,
IIR and the formation of local farmers' t
club and parish fairs throughout the of
State, which is proving such powerful
factors in promoting the agricultural
fair resources and the live stock industry
5th. in which there is so much room for
The citizens of our parish would be
big snrprised at the contributions and the
ther earnest spirit with which this work is
bi taken up, not only by the citiztens of t
these parishes, but also the police at
juries. It !s stated that Bossier pr- P
ish has raised eleveni hundred doilars
hety for their parish fair; and the same in
terest is being shown in nearly all the F
western parishes towards the establish
ach- meut of their fairs, which are 4trictly
arge agrcultural and educational; and u
whenever this object and purpose has
beetf departed from, they have ,proven
been failures, and always will. when the f
rot sole aim is a money making scheme, r
and they fall in the hbands of the U
gle -speaker" for tbhe fake show. There
fore let it be the object and aim ,f the f
managers -f the East Carroll Fair a
ateet Assoeation to guard against this,
which would eventually kill our fair;
but endeavr to make it agricultural
Ruot and instrnetive, and at the sitne time
r[ee. attractive, and it will prove a success
tuil andt pernmanent institution.'
ears. I hltpe it will be possible to get the
over plaiters of our parish together to try
and accomnplish something by the or
rganization of a Farmersu' Club so we
ieand can secure a Farmniers Institute during
the fair, which will help to bring tiie
planters together in this grieat workii
oand enaile us to take ndivant:ige, and to
Si develop the great resources which onr
an- parish afforlds.
oin- We hope to have readly for publica
tion by the 1st of Septemhbmr the c nti
s luge on entries; tlut please sate t
er is through our valuable plsper that premn
a the iums will be offered along the follow
iute lines .
years For Iheat stallions and jacks.
lent. Four best horse and mule colts, ditffrr.
seeeme emit ages.
sea r t he best pair plautatiui miules.
ses at For thle best saddle horse and turn
and F CATTLE.
For benft andt dairy types.
ais in- For buhll, cilves, :an calves ac
ortuoe cording to the class entered.
Possi- Also a prize for fat cattle.
e y ib On best boar, sow or pigs, under six
Best ~ how of hogs.
.ratic Best cock, hen and pea of chickens. I
[...- i AG ICUL LTU AL EXHIIBITS.
. last C~ottou.--lontg and ,shorlt staple.
a tirn, hay, potatoes, (sweet andI
egateh Irish), pumpkius, etc.
wenty- LA)IE.S' EXHIBtT.
ritory. Flowers anld preserves.
-*These elntries are open to the
irough- world." and it is our earnest hlope that
epara- I every citizens of ourt parish will enter
o olow for some pretliumlu., and also get el
thitlits frot Ma:dison and West Carroll.
teven. The aftmrnoons will be dtvoted to
atform the display of the stock and sports of
nani- different kinds, while we trust the
hnaiorse racing will be good, which will
enta eenterattm the crowd. So every ne
eeorge~ that his lrom a ,scrub" to a horse,
on that can run or trot, or go under sad
, one die. get Iim ready for the fair. which
ite will beM helt the last of Octolber or
of the tirst week in Novemtber. 19Q00
itley We sincerely bhope that every citizen
of oar perish will apprTciatel the great
le e to gotid w hiti will te <teriitel frem I1:k
om the ineg ,iis fai: a success, andti will not be
en n backward with their contributions or
i d- prs~ial assist andS.
ilad"l- " -Fotktrs .ry truly,
S " FRAwIs T. cONrSTA I-"
RIEPORT OF THE GRAND JURY.
T n.r N th 11, Ju n
Honoic We .
empannel iepres te o r
t n. C ectfu re ta I.
ie Rave examihK eighty ree (83) -
eases, had before us one hundred at, d
six!ty (160) -witnesses and found fifty
four true bills.
' We had costantl y before us your i
c honor's mdmoratida of special instruct
ols. slt As to carrying concealed weap
2nd. As to destruction of fish. ____
S3rd. As to neglect of duty of grand
S 4th. As to selling or giving minors
.5th. As to destruction of levees.
6th. As to depredations upon pub
;n lic lauds. 49
a. 7th. As to inspection of jail and
treatment of prisoners therein.
8th. As to riding on levees.
le And beg to report the result of our
d. labors on ea:ch separately.
ý We h:ave found twenty-six true bills
ta- for carrying concealed weapons, and 6
n. find the evil prevailing to an alarming
he extent throughout the parish, resulting d
in niainy acts of lawlessness, especially
oshooting on the public higbhways.
S's We have found no true bills for des
es- tructioni of fish.
We exorted ourselves to find true
bills for selling minors weapons, but
het failedl to get evidence justifinug a true too
We found no true bi!s for destruct- al
tor ion of levees, nor for depredations up- M
V. on pwiii" lide. O.
Wer e examined the jail and found its
sanut'try' condition v,,rv bad: .lirt and
), ulnCle+:auliness prevailing very goner
tis aIlly. As to the treat:net of the pris
onuies by the sheriff, we beg to say that p.
Scomplaint has be:n+ made to thisi grai
the juar tha:t prisnerts have ibeen tnglected
the + i ,lriatii that wvi 1 140 ,4O!
be wite~ ias :l loade a thortli inre-.
the gotiol, reulting in coetqicting testi
tip ini\ and oif sili a nature .' not to
St, + j l' ' h efl iling of a: itle hill.
hi \4t. bhalte att-xuptedi to set:ire oi
cal, d ci' justifying tr'ue bills for riling or
Ct dri ing on the levees, and while we g|
ost regret to say that this law is violated *
1 of to ste ext.ent, we failed to get ew
jich dence to justify a singln true hill.
the We wish to call attention of the
court, and of all good citizens. to :a
Ibli- very rievous act of lawlessess com
Sits mitted in the town of Providence, and
able while we have failed t, locate the X
an, gui;t p:arties. we sincerely hope that
anhe the efforts of the ollicers of the court
the and of all good citizens will be actively
enli-ted in bringing them to justice.
We have reference to the besmearing
R with paint the signs of certain letr
chants in the night and the writing of
anovnanlio , letters to the saImtfe mer
00. chants,threateningf their lives and prop
erty if they did not leave the communi
Sere tv. We think these the acts of cowards
ition t and :5s::sins only. and repeat that no
;ting means c:" expenuse should be spared to
and bring thtni to justice.
,ded We have examined the public build
vest- ings and find all in fairlv good condi
the tion except the court house. This is in
feel- the same. or worse condition, as has
arisht been set forth in the reports of all the
frest graud juries we believe for the past
ance eight or ten years. We are pleased' to
pro- say in this connection, that we are as
our sureil that our Police Jury will meet on
s he-. Tues-lv. the 21st instant, and seriously
tion- considlcr pllans for the enlargement and
'e, in repair of the building. We believe we
ings voice the sentithents of the tax-payers
iers' .generally, in saying whatever the action I
the of the Poliec Jury be at this meeting,
erful will be approved by them.
tural YANCEY BELL, Foreman.
uatry ___ __
L for -. . . .
TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
Sthe Lake Providence. La., August 2, 1900.
rk is The Honorablo Town Council met
1s of this evening in regularly monthly
olice session with the following members
)ilars Hoi. G. (M. Franklin, Mayor; Coon
Sin- cilmien J. W. Pittman, Max Levy, C.
l the F.lDavis and W. S. Maguire.
blish- Absen--Cotnncilman N. Fousse.
rictly -Moved by Councilmau Pittman and
and unanimously adtopted, That the Mayor
I has he aetboriaed to borrow $750.00 from
roven Mr. 1. Stein, anid to execute a certi
u the flBoate of indebtedness for same at the -
eme, rate of 7 per cent per annum for six
f the months.
here The Fiinatee Committee made the
ut the followig report, which was read and
Fair adopted, to-wit:
th Lake Providence. La., Aug. 2, 1900.
ths ToJhe lion. Mayor and Board of
t•ir Councilmert:-- 'e, your Finance Com
tlrn mittee, beg leave to report that we
tim have examsined the report of the
:Cess Treasurer dated this tlay, showing
t tie balauce on bhandl of $43.08, which we
St findl correct.
o try We have exatained also the report
of the marshall & tax collector, which
inring Ishows be has collected-
St LitForaccountot lines............ .....$20 00 b
S Taxes 1899 ......... .............. 5 30
work Licenses lD ......................... 19 00
and toi Sale 9 empty oil barrels .............. 6 30
So Total ............................ $5060 0
bica- Wealave exrtinoed and approved b
,cata- the following claime, to-wit: "
state E L Galbreth. lamp lighter......... $b 50
prm- D F Peck, salary................ 60 0
.ollow- .. feding prisoners.... 1- . 3 5
SBell & Pierce, protfe~aiontial service... 5 00
Maguire & Scthneider, a & b .......... 3 00
SV M Purdy & Son. oil and lime ...... l17
differ- .. ..rent of snall pox room. 20 (S) '
J N Iill. small pox ................ 3 30
mules. tanasdell & lansdell, attorney fees...100 00 O
turn- CF l'avis,. attorney lees............. 30 00
Total ......................... $318 12
We recomllend the payment of the
Sfollowing approl ed claims:
es .c- Itansdell & Ranadell ............... 100 00
D F Pek.. .................. ...... 60 00
" '" ................... 34 40
der sixEL Galbreth....................... 1i5
r Iell & Pierce ........................ 5 00
iMaguire & Schnider................ 00
SV M Purdy & Son ................. 17
rent ............. 0 00
SJ N Hill & Bro...... ............. 8 30
ic kens. CF Davis.................. ....... 5!) (0
IW ~ i isher..................... 18 75
le. 1 Fouse . ....................... 13 00
•t andl V M Purdy & Son...................i24 07
Dr W B tierce ................. 140 00
Providence Lupabet Co........... 44 68
t11 Schulz ........................... 12 30
to the Banner-Democrat........ ........... 22 50
Kthat K Spurlook...................... 15 00
t le that GM Franklin .................... 4 t4
I l enter ,'ar Association.................... 100 00
Carroll. Total ........................... j 7t
ted to Respectfully Snbmlitted,
J. W. Pittman.
crts of Clifton F. Davis,
ust the W. S. Magulre,
el ttill lnanee Committee.
rv ~5le , Mored by Counceilman Pittman and
horse, adopted, That a warrant be drawn for
er sadl- $'2500 in favor of ,the street and
whielh trldge committee, and to be used by
lsr or j them as they see fit.
'iosellman Davis offered the fol
r citizen l~wiag resolutions, which were adopt
e great ed:
ni nk. Be ilt-dtlaed by the Mayor aud
i not be B.oard of Oounellmen of the Town of
ions or I Providenc-
1t. That all privies or water lse
ets witib the colrporatiop which are
STANf) tin view bi amy 'tI'te or idiewaAi
P-- and ""
SIroin rice$ count for euerythinhfl be fe -
WE: ARE:MAKIMG A CUT OM ALL -
- YSulnmer Goods, "
AND YOU CAM MOW PURCIHASE
Ap- AT ACTUAL COST
SOrgandies, Embroideries, White Goods and Shirt
r aists, ALL RI,I1U('ED IN PRICE.
-- Misses' and Children's Tan and Low Quarter Shoes, _
6 b' finest makes, ALL REDUCEI) IN PRICE.
Negligee Shirts, Collars and Cuffs, and Underwear,
d best made, ALL REDUCED IN PRICE.
-- -o -
d- Hanan Shoes
are the best
I 0x-4 everty pair
aV'is sold under ý
01l- guarantee to
ý'-" give perfect r
(,"rt- JdM N /HILL & BRO.
eduction Sale. Reduction Sale.
- ON ALL OUR
Light Dress Goods,
to Lawns, Laces arid
the ALL OF OUR
as- Ladies' Low Quarters and Ties,
iTsly will be sold at actual coat.
we WE ARE SOLE AGENTS FOR
ion I JOMSOR & MU RPY SHOES,
n ug, in Black and Tan, at
an. $5.00, $5.50 and $6.00.
nM. POKORMY SHOS,_
in Black and Tan, at
1Gs. $5.00, $5.50 and $6.00.
met Sole gent ror Butterick Patterns,
bers All mail orders promptly filled.
oun 8aSee our Show Window Display of Fine Neckwear.
J. S. MILLIKIN.
th W. S. ASHFORD & CO.,
i o-Office, 366 FnosT STRE1T,
wing We make a Specialty of Long Staple and Bender Cotton, and
WC wsolicit consignments.
shall be boxed in to the ground; and
that no privies or water closets shall
be located immediately on the edge of
any sidewalk or street;
2nd. That the marshal is instructed
to notify say property holders
or agents of non-resident property
holders on whose premises privies or
water closets are not in accordance
with the former action shall exist to
have the same made to conform to the
3rd. That any property holder or
agent of any non-resident property,
who shall neglect or refuse to comply
with the said notification of the mar
shall within live days, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor and on trial and
conviction, shall be fined not less than
$5.00 nor more than $25.00.
4th. That all ordinances or parts of
ordinances in conflict herewith are
hereby repealed, and that this ordin
auce shall take effect as soon as pub
G. M. FRANKLIN, Mayor.
W. H. FISHEut, Secretary.
To cure a cold in one day, take
Laxative Bro Quinine. All druggists
refund the money if it fails to cure;
25ets. E. W. Groves signature is on
each box. For sale at Guenard's drug
Sunday School every Sunday at 9.
Preaching, 1st and 3rd Sunday's of
eacl month, at 11 a. m., and 8:30p. m.
Prayer meeting every, Wednesdby
Epworth League meeting every
Sunday at 5:30 p. m.
H. O. WHITE, Pastor.
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHtRCH.
Providence.-Sunday School, 9:30 p.
m. Morning prayer and sermon. 11
o'clock. Evening prayer and sermon,
Transylvania.-Every first and third
Sunday at 5 p. m.
Bunch's Bend, St. John's Mission.
Every 2nd Sunday at 5 p. m.
F. O. BOBERG, Rector.
J. M. KEN.NEDY,
Lake Providence, La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS.
Strayed or Stolen.
On Saturday night. June 30, 1900. from
"Soldier's Rest," near Lake Providence. a
gray mare, about 14?!, hands high. white
mouth. scar across nose, small dark spot on
right side and near mouth and branded 1,
on left hip. Will pay $.U40 for her return
to me. EMILY CAISON.
Lake Providence, La., July 14. 1900.-3t.
Strayed or Stolen.
From the rack in Lake Providence, La.,
on the night of August 1st. 1900, a sorrel
mare with briddle and saddle, three years
old, about 13 hands high, small white
streak in face, flax mane, large navel, has a
bad scar on one of her front knees from
wire fence cut.
I will pay a reward of $7.50 for her re
covery. L. W. GAY,
Lake Providence, La., Aug, 4, 1900.
* RPublio Sale.
Ninth Judicial District Court. Parish of
East Carroll,State of Louisiana.
Tutorshipot Robert E. and Lillian B.
By virtue of an order issued out of the
Honorable 9th Judicial District Court ol
Louisiana in and for the parish of East
Carroll, in the above entitled cause. I will
offer for sale at public auction, for cash, to
the last and highest bidder, at the principal
f door of the court-house in said parish, on
Saturday the 8th day of September, 19),
between the hours prescribed bylaw, the
following property, to-wit:
Lot No. 1P and the north halfot Lot No.
17 in Block No.1, orthe Davis Addition to
the town of Providence, together with the
improvements thereon and the appurtea
ances thereto nelonging. Said property
having a front on Scarborough street of 45
feet and running back along the south side
of Fourth street 150 feet.
No bid will be received for less than
I $200.00. ROBERTUDI(GS.
Tutor of the Minors, Robert E and Lillian
Lake Providence, La., Aug. 4,1900.-6t.
'The best perscription for chills
Grove TsteleassChill Tonic. No cure
no pay. For ale at Guebard's drug
ake re, La
fG lNG -GOODS P
The Finest Line of Clothing Car~
S;rie-.in the City. •S
Ladies' Dress Goods,.,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coats.
Trunks, Valises and tHand Bags.
CANNOT BE 8URPASSED. .
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
*o.o.o.oSS lOIUS onnSOEnnoS o
A. D. . S. SPENGLER, AGATs.,
.......... viCKUssRG M1I8, ........
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
arid All Building Materlal.
Cheapest Place in the South. Write for prices before prebhasnlg el·ewher.
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoOAT.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : Louisiana.
Information for the
YAZOO & MISSISSIPPI VALLEY'
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON
JANUARY 28th, 1900.
No. 23-Leave Memphis 9:00 a. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:00 p. m.
No. 5-Leave Memphis 7:35 p. im.
Arrive Vieksburg 2:10 a. nm.
No. 5-Leave Vickstarg 2:20 a. m.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. m.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. ni.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. m.
No 24-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrive Memphis 5:35 p, m.
No, 6--Leave New Orleans 4:00 p. m.
Arrive yicksburg 11:2 p. m. i%
No. 6-Leave Vicksburg 11:30 p. mn
Arrive Memphis 6:30 a. nm.
No, 22-Leave New OrleansS:40 a m. -
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p. m.
VICKSBURG AND GRFENVILLE
Leave Vicksbhnrg 4:20 'p. m., arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. m.
Leave Greenville 6 a. m.; arrive at
Vicksburg 10:00 a. nm.
For further information apply to
A. Q. PEARCE.
C. P. & T. A.. Vicksburg. Miss.
JNO A. SCOTT,
Div'n. Pass'r. Ag't. Mempbis, Tenn.
I. Lake Provide.nce
urn Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, New, Plain and Orna
- mental Metallic Capes and Wooden
Coffins Made and. Trimmed to Ordes
Io Memphis and Vicksburg
For Lake Providence, Greenville,
Arkansas City and All Way
Ed. Nowland......... ...... aster
h of Ed. Nowland, Jr..... ..... Clerk
Oa~l Leaves Memphis evry
Tuesday at 5 p. inm.
the Leaves Vicksburg every Tl'ursday
rt of at 5 p. m.
ast ''The Nowland was represented by the
1. to Julia while she was absent from th2
elpal trade. Jlay 20-'00-1yQ
J. J.POWERS, Pres. A. F. NIMTZ, VicrPres. T1 CO. BRIEfaLY, Ssty,
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
Steamers BELLE OF TII9 BENDS, RUTH and
ANNIB .LAUIB I
Steamer Belle of the Bends lea ves Vacksbqrg every Mkonday and .lThursday
Le.ves tireenI[ ic e , . e\-rv ,irestay and Friiday.
SCeanmer Ani,, Laurie Ie:aves Vicksburg every Wednesday and Saturqsay.
LogIe (;r.eO V iIle every T htrsidayv and lSunday.
Firet-csre pssellger snd freight aecommodations. Boats brilliantly lighted
lbro0tBhou ith electrieiv. Lights it- every stateroom., U(que Uji urpused.
YANCEY BELL, Agent. ,. ; .
ED3. M. FTrigqE[E;L, Gk~ 9. &eB Ats
Queen & Crescent l
The Best Line et
QXrCTE di$;TRIC~ te
- IN THE--- T
Iifor-h a/zc iaat al
The Summer Tourist's favorite
ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H. SMITH1, G. P. A.,
W. STOMS, ASST. G. P. A., a
New Orleanse. Ta.
Tulane Uo'iversity of
COLLEGE OF ARS IAND SCIENCES.
Classical, Literary, Latin-Scientific and
Scientific Courses, ,
,' COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY.
Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical.
Sugar,.Civil and Architectural
H. Sophie ýlewcomb Memorial C6llege
for Young Women, with Art and
Board ing. Department.
Fall Term of abIove opens October 1st.
Medical Department opens Oct 18th.
Law Department opens Nov. 12th.
For catalogues, address
Secretary of University.
CITY. B3A.BR S=OP,
- Lake Street,
W. H. MABEN ............ Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
of .Patronage Solicited.
a Agent for Memphis Steam Laundry.
-A " lOn # ke5cb and drt*1in may
tter qu1,,F Daemon opr 1opinir..wbefhea,
pirypt free. n el, Sh 6W tOl
ckowmtbo m a ,n sAw
lay Setltsfi JI
the A bandsOmtlr flImisd t w eek. 3ar1mrt de. n
the culailnof any mcinttSý loaLd by Term .l35
the aA rn Yor
Lgchalu. E 7ewyt
AN IMPENDING STRUGGLE.
emoerat, August Ilth.
It evik nt tlat there is to be a
migil struggle over the cotton-crop
of tU. '1The surroundiun cnu
ditio render such a course of events
logi and, indeed, inevitable. In
consequence of the disaster of 1899,
the visible and invisible reserves
bee. se4a0o"e " the- point of
famine, and the gov,ernmqnt's re
port.. of yesteriys tforealsooiks a
,Even if consumption should be sensi
'lM reduced for thle ensuing twelve
month, a crop of 1,000,000 bales
w.ould be needed, in order to keep)
the spindles turning and restore the
reserves to normal proportions.
What, then, would he the effect on
price, if the production should again 4
fall seriously short of current needs?
The question is, of course, very
much easier to ask than to answer,
for the price of a commodity of uni
versal use depends on an infinite va
riety of conditions. The isAues of
peace and war, no less than the mere
statistics of the day, must he taken
i. into the account. No human brain
is capable of fully grasping argu
ments of such tremendous subtlety
and scope. Time and again, have
bulls and bears seen their super
structure of speculation riven by tho
base, by some bolt from the blue.
History repeats itself in this de
partment of human action, with a
One fact stands out, with reason
able clearness. Every hale of the
crop of 1900 will be needed, unless a
miracle of nature shall be wrought.
r It doet w$, -however, follow that
a commedsbrate pride will be re
ahzed by the producer. The obstan
cles in the way of such a consumuna
tion are great, and have, only too,
often, been found insuperable. One
) difficulty consists in the fact that the
bulk of the crop must be moved
09 within a very brief period of time.
The pressure of supply on demand is
thus, in many cases, sufficient to
countervail the realities, for the mo
ment. In the financial sense, the
oh, outh is unusually well prepared for
the impending struggle; but there
must be a will, as well as a way.
r The crop of 1899 was marketed with
unusual discretion, and the plans of'
the bears were thus brought to in
glorious failure. According to the
French proverb, a good thing gains
by being repeated; and it is perfect
ly plain that another victory along
the same lines would usher in a pe
riod of prosperity to which this part
S of the country has too long been a
In our opinion, the Southern press
should make a particular point of
laying the statiscial data before their
* constitutency. .It would he an im
* pertinence to obtrude advi3e upon
m the merchants and farmers who know
their own business very much better
mt than it can be known by the best in
formed denizens of cities. One
word of caution may not however,
be amiss. The great battle of 1900
is not to be won in the future-mark
ets. Any effortaloag that line would
only be fruitful in the knowledge
which was ganed at Spion Kop. The
temper in which thelaetual stuff shall
be handled will determine the ulti
mate result. 'From this staudwoint,
the attitude of the banking interests
will assume an extreme importance.
There is no reason to suppose that
the financiers will fail to afford the
st. amplest facilities to men of sub
stance, while remanding the wild
speculators to innocuous desuetude.
Such a policy is dictated by self-in.
terest and common sense like.
orite The campaign is on. It rhmains
to be seen whether the final will be
pn Austerlitz or a Waterloo. Valor
is a great thing, but is nothing more
La than fine treisy, if the principles of
sound strategy be neglected. In the
instant case, good generalship is all
-important, beeause the industrial
welfare of millions is at stake. If
0 the Sboth shall see fit 'to make a reso
lute stand, the speculative conttingent
will be quick to take the cue. The
rut is deep, and Hercules must put
his shoulder to the wheel.
ic and Miss Mabry Base held tinket 1182,
that won the handsome rolking chair
al Up to the tilte of going to prems
yesterday some thirty odd cases had
6llege been disposed of by the driminal term
ad of court.
Mrs. Nixon, of Crowley, La., wife of
r 1st. the editor of the Crowley Mirror, and
1 daughter of Rev H. O. White, ais.bere
. with her children visiting her father
We bave'nt teard a ything about
the L. P. & W. R. R. lately. But we
hope thbst in the next few weeks there
will be some news of an encouraging
nature to give out.
ien'sand Boy's Clothing.
Good character in both goods attnd
methods, coupled with the pnblic's
S. Implicit coufldence--has made this a
great clothing store. A store fall of
n ndry. MIDSUMMEB Novelties for Man or
---- Money back if not stited.
Mail orders reaoive prompt atten
WARNER & SEARLES CO.,
One extra fine thoroughbred ',South
mIS Down" buck, prige 4LO.
i Eight extra fie ".'outh Down" grades
A. (bucks), price $5.O.
HIARRY HI. GRAHAM,
o ur a tlawara, La.
'aUs August 18, tt.
SLost or StrayLe.
A Blue Horse Mule, about 1th hands
Se . high. 10 years okl. A.. liberal reward wil
n 3 a be paid if returned to
J. STEIN & CO.,
Lake Providence, La., Aug. 4. 1900.
S egistration Notioe.
e Nottee is hereby itVea that I will be at
Sthe following plaeea, on the day and dates
Sgiven, for the purpose of registering all
O person who wish to ote to the Prosldent
lIfl and Oongresuloal election:
At Pleholsoa's store. Tuesday, August
At Trsasylvanla store, Wednesday, Aug*
At my oltice in Lake Providence. Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday, 28lrd, 2Ath and
attgy. 25th of August.
At grin store, Mondiay. August 27th.
gted APantsel store, Tnesdiy,. Augnust .28t
g e. and ae , olBeeln rreidenace untl Wets,
r *esdty,.Bepteambe l11h. _ _
" ' W.0. toRAlE,
A edrer had Bsgistrar.
- . ..: '4 ;Augtias e b,1*061- ,