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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
SAMUEL B. KENNEDY, Editor'
JAMES N. TURNER.
Publisher and Propr4etor.
SUBSCRIPTION: 8200 PER YEAR.
Saturday, September 29, 1900.
pIpTlh DST, bEvEE BORRD,
Regular meetlngs second Wednesday's
i~ January, April July, and October, at
WILLIAM J. BRYAN.
ADLAl E. STEVENSON.
For .7 Congress,
JOS. E. RANSDELL.
For Railroad Commissioner, 3rd
W. L. FOSTER.
It is said that the census will show
the population of the United States
to be between 78,000,000, 80,000,
Jim Howard, the marderer of
Governor Goehel, received his just
reward when the jury pronounced
the death sentence 'upon him at
Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday.
On Wednesday the cotton future
market went down and at New Or
leans it was 24 points lower forOcto
ber. Such drops are hard, and gen
erally catch the small speculators.
They are swiped up, bag and bag
A conservative estimate places the
loss by the storm in various sections
of Texas at fully $1,000,000. This
is exclusive of the great gull coast
disaster on the 8th, the property
losses of which are now said to be
over thirty millions and lose of life
at eight thousand.
William J. Bryan has written to
the press of Lincoln, Neb., request
log that his political fdends remove
his pictures from the windows on
October 2nd, as a matter of courtesy
to CoL Roosevelt, who is to speak in
that city on that date. Would the
Republizan candidates show the
same courtesy to Mr. Bryan?
The Daily States says that -'the
Texas and Pacific Railroad has
brought to New Orleans 69,335 more
bales of cotton this year than it did
last, the season starting from Sep
tember 1st. Eighty-five per cent of
this eotton came from Texas and
fully half of this Texas cotton bad
previously been destined for export
in the lower Congressional dis
tricts of the State the Republicans
are organizing and preparing to
make a strong fight. We do not be
live that they have a ghost of a show,
and the Democrats will elect every
Congressman; but the Democrats
should not forget that any lethargy
on their part might mean a great
deal. There should be no let-up
from now until after the election by
the Democratic party.
Teddy Roosevelt won't forget the
treatment received at the hands of
miners at Victoria, a few miles from
Cripple Creek. Col., last Wednes
day.. The Rough Rider was pelted
with rotten eggs and potatoes, and if
it had not been for his body guard
be would have been roughly bandled.
He reached his train after much diti
culty and after being hit several
times. Such occurrences should be
Imperialism is a great issue, but
side by side with it stands the issue
of the trusts. As Imperialism is the
t\oe of the liberty traditions of the re
public, the trust power is the foe to
the home and to individual endeavor.
The commercial travelers will vote
against usurpation and capitalistic
greed, whatever they may say. They
are thinking, and the fruit of their
tbought will ripen at the ballot box.
-Boston Traveler, Rep.
The New York Herald says Mr.
Bryan's campaign uttersnces so tar
have been distinguished by strength,
moderation and thoughtfulness. He
is devoid of bitterness, and, while
keen to expose the weak points in
the position of his opponente, he is
eaSreful to do simply as a thinker and
debater, with none of the offensen
siveness that has characterized the
spebeee of at least one of the Re
Ipublican campaign star performers.
A meeting of the Democratic
State Central Committee was held in
Naew Orleans on Tuesday last to con
alder th spHit ia the Sixth District,
where Roblnson and Barrow are run
sing a opposing eandidates for Cor
ins,. A special committee was ap
ppfed to try od beal the differ
'eme sad it is to be hoped that it I
wllb e .eompllshed, etep it both t
Aieqssnaes sad larrow abould have d
to be palled dowa to bring about
-armoe. The s-peat Obeliotae
wilU Iideli to-day at the Choctaw I
Cle Jp~w Odleas, -
A BRIGHT PROSPECT.
Although Winm. McKinley was
elected president in 1896, few peo
ple, perhaps, are aware of the fact
that he had a close call; for it has
been estimated .that if Mr. Bryan
had received only 19,761 more votes
in 1896 in the states of California,
West Virginia, Oregon, Indiana,
Kentucky and North Dakota, he
would have received 48 more electo
ral votes-enough to have elected
him. Now when we take into con
sideration the fact that Wim. Bryan
lacked so few votes of getting the
electoral vote of the states abt,ve
named, at a time when the Demo
cratic party was so split up on the
silver question, it seems that his
election this year is almost certain,
when the entire Democracy is a unit
for him, and when a great many of
the leading Republicans of the
country have come over to him on
the question of imperialism.
The Democratic party, the Popu
lis: party, and a goodly element of
the Republican party are all allied
in pushing to a successful end one
common issue-an issue that ap
peals to every American-to par.
ents who do not wish to see their
sons forced into compulsory military
service, as are the youth of France
and Germany to-day; to the tax-pay.
er, who realizes that the vast arma.
ments of military nations place
crushing burdens upon the shoulders
of those who must defray the ex.
penses; to the daily laborer who can
appreciate the saying that "in Ger
many every man who goes to work
carries a soldier on his back;" and
to the humanitarian, who does not
think that the gospel should have a
gatling gun attachment.
The great masses of the people
are united against imperialism, and
in November they will record their
votes against it. Mr. Bryan's
chances are very bright.
A NEW TELEPHONE LINE.
Mr. M. W. Fleming, special agent
of the Cumiberland Telephone and
Telegraph Company, arriyed here last
Monday for the purpose of establishing
a telephone line from Lake Providence,
by cable, to Bolling Fork, Miss., thus
giving us direct communication with 4
Vicksburg, New Orleans, Greenville,
Memphis-in fact, the world, Mr.
Fleming stated that if he could get the
required number of subscribers who
would take the phones, work would
be begun within the next two or three
weeks on the laying of the cable be
tween Ben Lomand and Lake Provi- fi
dence. He immediately began his
work among the business men of the
town and received great encourage.
ment from all he talked with. The fol- a
lowing petition to the Cumberland
Telephone Company was signed by.
almost all the merchants and business
men, which readi as follows:
THE CUMBERLAND TELEPHON E & C
TELEGRAPH CO.. NASHVILLE,
Gentlemen:-We. the undersigned ;
business men and citizens of Lake I
Provtdence. La., hereby request you
to build and operate a Local Exchange I
at this point in connection with your I
Long Distance system, equipping the
sae in such manner as to enable us I
tode directly connected from our re- e
spective places of husiness or resi- a
dences with your Long Distance sta- .
We desire the Local Exchange built
and equipped with standlard Bell Tele- 0
phones, and with the understttnding
that the Exchanges will be in opera.- I
tion by- c
We hereby agree to take the .Tele
phones as set opposite our respective
names. for a period of three (3) months .
from the completion of the Exchange.
It is distinctly understood that the ser- *
vice to be furnished will be continuous a
day and night, and it is to be paid for ,
at the end of each month after the c
service has been rendered.
For the Local Exchange service we I
agree to pay the following rates:
Three parties on same line, per month,
each. ........................$1 50
Direct line, per month, each.... 2 50
Direct line, metallic Long Dis
tanee.. ........ ............ 3 ,0
Three parties ou same line, per
month, each. ................ 1 50
On Thursday night the Town Coun
cil met and passed the following ordi
Granting to the Cumberland Tele
phone & Telegraph Company, its
agents, transferrees, representatives
successors or assigns. the right to
ernct, construct, maintain andi operate
along, through. over and under the. a
streets, alleys and higbways of Lake r
Providence, La., a telephone or tele.
graph line, or lines, for the purpose oif c
conveyiug intelligence and commniuni- ti
eating by electricity, and carrying on c
its business by such means, within, to v
and from Lake Providence.
Be it ordained by the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen of Lake PrIovi
deuce, parish of East Carroll, Louis. p
Section 1. That the Cumberland I
Telephone & Telegraph Company, its e
agents, transferrees, representatirves, j,
successors or assigns, be, and are here
by granted, the right to erect, con- a
struct, maintain and operate, along. a
through, over and under the streets,
alleys and highways of Lake Prodi- ,
deouce, under the direction of this 1
Board, a telephone or telegraph line or "
lines, for the purpose of carrying on
its businessof conveying and communi- s
eating intelligence and messages by t
electricity within, to and from Lake t
Section 2. Be it further ordained. a
That tbl Ordinance shall beconme a
effective and binding, upon the written
acceptance of the terms herein con- C
tained, by the Cumberland Telephone
& Telegraph Company.
Section 8. Be it further ordained.
for good and sufficient cause, that this
Ordionncee take effect and be in force,
f-rom and- aftter the written acceptance t
of the terms heren secitiecd by tihe)
Cumberland Telephone & Teleguaph
Adopted this 25th day of September
G. M. FRANKLIN, Mayor.
L W. Bd I s8Isa Secretary.
It will be seen that the rates" are
cheep compared with the great advan
tages the town will reap from direct
telephone with the world, which fills a
long-felt necessity. and will enable
business men to transact a great deal
of business in a tapid and most con
.venient mannsrr. When the line is
completed, we will be no longer at the
- mercy of our one-horse telegraph line,
I which is down a great deal of the time,
i especially when we wish to send or re
ceive important messages.
BRYAN AND STEVENSON CLUB.
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS.
As we stated last week the citiaens
of the town met on the 10th of this
month and organized a Bryan and
Stevenson club. Dr. F. R. Bernard
was elected permanent chairman; Mr.
C. F. Davis, secretary; and Messrs. E.
F. Guenard and S. B. Kennedy assist.
Sant secretaries. The chairman was
also authorized to appoint a vice-ptesi
dent from each ward. The ,chair was
a also authorized to appoint a committee
on constitution and by-laws. He ap.
pointed Messrs. J. E. Rausdell, C. S.
r Wyly. G. F. Blackburg, Jas. Beard and
G. M. Franklin. The club met again
on the 13th inst.. the proceedings of
which meeting we publish below, as
well as the constitution and by.laws
drawn up by the committee.
Lake Providence, La., Sept. 13th, 1900.
The Bryan & Stevenson club met
this day pursuant to adjournment.
Present-President Beard, C. F.
Davis. secretary; and 12 memlbers.
SMinutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
On motion of S. B Kennedy, C. F"
Davis was recognized as Secretary.
t and E. F. Guenaid and S B. Kennedy
President Bernard announced the
ist Ward, Robt. Nicholson. 2nd
Ward, E. W. Constant. 3rd Ward. J.
M. Kennedy. 4th Ward, R. N. Rea.
r 5th Ward. C. A. Voelker.
At large-E. J. Hamley, C. R. Egel
ly, J. W. Pittman.
The committee on constitution and
by-laws presented the following re
CONSTITU'TION AND BY-LAWS OF
THE EAST CARROLL BRYAN
AND STEVENSON CLUB.
Art. 1.-Tl'he name of this Club shall
be the East Carroll Bryan and Steven
Art. 2--The objects and purposes
of this club are to further by all law
ful means the election of the Democrat
ic nominees for President and Vice
WILLIAM J. BRYAN
ADLAI E. STEVENSON.
Art. 3.-All qualified electors who
are supporting or will support thecan
didacacy of the above named nom
inees are hereby declared eligible for
membership in this club, which mem
bership shall be evidenced by the
members' signature to the roll.
Art. 4.-The officers of this club
2nd-Eight Vice Presidents.
All officers shall be elected by the
Those already elected shall continue
to serve unless otherwise ordered.
The Vice Presidents shall be chosen
from the parish at large and one Vice
President from each ward of the parish.
III the absence or inability of the
President to serve, the Vice Presidents,
in alphabetical order. shall exercise all
the powers and duties of the President.
In the absence of the President and of
each of the Vice Presidents, one of the
secretaries shalt call the club to order
and the presiding officer shall be
chosen pro tem.
Art. 5.-Ten members present shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction
Art. 6 -In furtheranee of the objects
of this club, auxiliary clubs may be
fotrmed in the different wards of the
I parish, with power to select their own
The qualification of. membership in
such clubs shall be the same as for this
club. and ail members of such clubs
shall be considered as members of the
Art. 7.-The constitution and by
laws of this club may be amended by
resolution at any stated meeting of the
club, adopted by a m:j.rity vote of the
members present in favor of such
Art. l.-The stated meetings of this
club shall be held on Wednesday of
each week, at 8 o'clock p. m., in the
town of Providetce
Special meetings may be held at any
time upon call of the President.
Art. 2.-The regular order of busi
nes sh:all be:
1. Calling Club to order.
2. Reading and approving of min
3. Receiving new members.
4. General business.
Art. 3. All business of the club
shall be conducted according to ordi
nary parliamentary rules
Art. 4.-There shall be a standing
committee of this club to consist of
lifteen members to be appointed by the
club, unless otherwise ordered, of
which tive shall constitute a quorum.
This committee shall be known as the
Campaign Committee., and its duties
shall be to take charge of the canm
paign for this club; to provide a cam
paign fund, a hall for meetings of the
club. campaign literature and speak
ers; and generally to forward the ob
jects .und purposes of this club.
It shall also have power to appoint
and act through such sub-committees
as it may deem proper.
Art. 5.-The funds of this club shall
be disbursed only upon the order of the
presldng olfficer by warrant on the
On motion article 4 was amended by
strikinioit the words -Three Secre
taries" and inserting "'A Secretary and
two a.ssitants "'
On motion of C F. Dayis the report
as thus amended was adopted as a
There being no further business the
Club then adjourned until the aext
regular meeting night.
C. F. DAVIS, Secretary.
WATER TANKS for sale by
]Wnenced to aiive and we are now plac
~- ing sanmc on oir shelves. We have
S1ullht a largo stock, and we can con
d-scientiously say that it was selec--ted
Swith more care than anyoun stock of -
Sfiegoods purchased by u s. We Fhalve
v- ctlingteyou want in dress goods, 1
- trinings, hosery, fine shoes, &. We ve
rP are known for the quality of goods we
f- carry. The finest quality is the best in
' the long run. We invite you to call. ý
fý-1. J. N. HILL & BiRO.
OUR IMMENSE FALL AND WINTER
Stock of Dry Goods, Ladies' Dress
Goods, Notions, Gent's Furnishings,
is the largest and most complete of
any Store in Providence. We invite
you to call.
: See our complete line
of Ladies', Misses and
I Childrens' Shoes.
/ Our Shoe stock for
- Gentlemen and Boys is
All mail orders promptly filled.
a8See our Show Window Display of Fine Neckwear.
J. S. MILLIKIN.
W. S. AStiFORD & CO.,
-Office, 366 FRONT STREET,
We make a Specialty of Long Staple and Bender Cotton, and
dp- - - i
Notice to Contractors.
The Police Jury ot East Carroll parish
invites sealed proposals for the erection
and completion of a new Court House,
agreeable to the plans and specifications
prepared by architect Wm. Stanton of
The plans and specifications are now on
file with the Pistrnct Clerk at Lake Provi
dence, La., and with said Architect Stan
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL 12
O'CLOCK NOON. OCTOBER 2nd. 1900.
All contractors will file with their bids
a certified check lor Three Hundred Dol
lars. made payable to the order of Robt.
Nicholson. President of the Police Jury,
as evidence, if bid is accepted. that they
will enter into contract with East Carroll
Parish and file an acceptable guarantee or
Surety Company's bond for the faithful
performance of contract in the sum of Four
Thousand I)ollars (94000). made payable to
Robt. Nicholson. President.
If the bond is not filed within ten days of
award of contract, the check will be for
feited as liquidated damages by reason of
Contractors will state in their bids time
The Police Jury reserve the right to re
ject any or all bids.
YANCEY BELL. Clerk.
Lake Providence, La.
The nice and comfortable Ashbridge
residence next to my home, on the lake,
For terms, apply to, J. W. DUNN,
Lake Providence, La., Sept. 8,1900.
Two Disc Cultivators, good as new. Will
take $20 each for them.
M. M. GOODWIN,
Lake Providence, La.
Notice is hereby given that the office of
Registrar of Voters is now open at my
office in the town of Providence for the
purpose of registering those who wish to
vote in the election in November; and that
I will be at the following places on tie day
and dates given below :
At Nicholson's store. Tuesday, Ootober
At Transylvania store, Wednesday, Octo
At Erin store, Thursday, Cetober 4thb.
At Panola store. Friday, October 5th,
and at my offce in Providence the remain
der of the time required by law to keep
said ofice open.
Assessor and Registrar.
August th, 1900.
Examination of Teachers
In accordance with a resolution adopted
by the State Board of Education, examins
tions of applicants for certificates of quali
fication to:teach in the public schools of
Louisiana, will be held hereafter twice a
year, viz .
For White Applicants:-On Thursdays
and Fridays of the second weeks of April
SFor Colored Applllcants:-On Fridays of
the third weeks of April and October.
Examinations will be held;by the parish
board of examining committees at the dates
named and at no other times, and upon
printed questions, prepared by the state
board of education.
Certificates of the first, second or third
grade are to be awarded according to the
ratio of correct answers returned by the
applicants and to the evidences of qualifi
cation arising from other standards of
Certificates of qualification thus issued
are to be valid as follows :
For first grade. three years.
For second grade, two years.
For third grade, one year.
List of persons to whom certificates are
awarded will be sent to the State Sueprio
tendent and will also be kept in a register
by the parish superintendent, and from
this list all vacancies in the public schools
will be filled during the year.
Therefore. the examination under this
order of the state board of education will,
take place on Friday. October 12th. 1900
for white applicants, and on Friday, O eto
ber 19th, 1900. for colored applicants.
Examinations will be held at the office of
the parish superintendent, commencing at
9 o'clock a. m , and must be completed in
Applicants must. provide themselves
with suitable examination paper and ink,
and all papers must be written in ink and
Further instructions will be given on the
days of examination.
CHAS. R. EGELLY,
One Southdown ram, =10.
Two yearling rams, Southdown, $6.00
One Poland China boar, four months old,
My sheep are of the best Soutbdown
breeds. My hogs are of the Tecumseb 2tl
and Perfection blood the leading strains.
I will give nothjng but the best. as this
blood is the b st obtainable add no call
stook. I wilt- offer this fall same of my
Plymnoth Bock Coekerels now cminag on.
whibc are beauties. The purcase. will
get a bargain in thias stock.
OlED. 8. O WNi ,
Lake Provideae, I*,e
. •ke and Levee Its.,
Lake Providenoe, La.
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS.
The Finest Line of Clothing Car
Snried in the City. *
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coat.
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags,
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
A. D. & S. SPENGLER, AGTS.,
.......... VIzCnS rBU-G, MI .s..........
8ash. Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
and All Building Material.
Cheapest Place in the South. Write for pric before purohadng elewhebe
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoCAT.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : : . Louisiana.
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yAZOO & MISSISSIPPI VALLE!'
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON
JANUARY 28th, 1900.
No. 23-Leave Memphis 9:00 Yi. nm.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:00 p. m.
No. b-Leave Memphis 7:35 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 2:10 a. m.
No. 5-Leave Vicksburg 2:20 a. m.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. in.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
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 Vicksburg 11:25 p. in.
No. 6-Leave Vicksburg 11:30 p. m.
Arrive Memphis 6:30 a. mi.
No. 22-Leave New Orleans8:40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05p. in.
VICKSBURG AND GKEENVILLE
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. m., arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. nm.
Leave Greenville 6 a. m.; arrive at
Vicksburg 10:00 a. m.
For further information ipply to
A. Q. PEARCE,
C. P. & T. A.. Vicksburg. Miss.
JNO A. SCOTT,
Div'n. Pass'r. Ag't. Memphis, Tenn.
Lake Providence La
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Birial Caskets, New, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Order
fapril 1-89-e1 v
Memphis and Vioksburg
For Lake Providence, Greenville,
Arkansas City and All Way
Ed. Nowland ................. Master
Ed. Nowland. Jr.............Clerk
Leaves Memphis every
Tuesday at 5 p. m.
Leaves Vicksburg every Thursday
at 5 p. m.
The Nowland was represented by the
Julia while she was absent from the
trade. [May 20-'00-ly]
J. J. POWERS, Pres. A. F. IMTIZ, VicS Pfs. T c,0 BRIERLY, Sit,.
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
Steamers BEIJE OF THlE BENDS, ANNIE
LAURIE and RUiTU
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vieksbnrg every Monday andTbursday
at 3 p. m.; returning, leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Steamer Annie Laurie leaves Vicksburg every Wednesday and Saturday
at 3 p. m.; returniug. leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Sundny evening.
First-elase passeager and freight eeeommodationse.Boath brillianly lighted
hbroughout with electricity. Lights ia every stateroe. Culine- usrpawd.
YANCEY BELL, Agent.
Queen & CrescenO
The Best Line
A Tte..T. POINTS
Torth. and. Mart.
The Summer Tourist's favorit4
ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H. SMITH, G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
W. STOMS, ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleans, ra.
Tulane University of
COLLEGE OF AiRC AND SCIENCES.
Classical, Literary, Latil.Scientilic an(
CoLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY.
Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical,
Sugar, Civil ad Arehitectural
H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College
for Young Women, with Art and
Fall Term of above opens October 1st
Medical Department opens Oct 18th
Law Department opens Nov. 12th.
For catalogues, address
Secretary of University.
CITY BARBERI SOP,
- Lake Street,
W.II. MABEn ............ Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
Agent for Memphis Steam Laundry.
Fr u MAurKS
PatentS taken hYMaunn ree
$Siteuff liA trIcalL
A andsoely tts weetkly. T
ilation of my gtt&onme Trm1e.
owl four m sonths.. waB mtb
run Onut01... ýFte~
Sfollowlng speeial -:Muntalps
ave been offered by IndivlIdak ia a
ition to those offered by the aut Oarl
oll Fair Association for the big ae -
be held on the 8th, 9th and 10tk of
J. N. HILL BRO. -
Best display borne sised produets, as
For wtgi'blaf-lmile Idot tace fqr eeo
ored people, one inae bat.
R. L. HILL.
Best display poultry, a pair thoroughbred
Rest display long staple cotton, 85.00 pair
Best display needle work, ladies' fine
Best display five stalks osttea from kma
Beat display ten stalks sera, S..
J. S. GUENARD.
Best display preserves and jellies, oee
year's subscription to Ladies' Basarr.
Beat display pickles and eatsups, one
year's subscription to Munsey's.
MAGUIRE & SCHNEIDER.
Best bushel corn. 5 pounds best eoftea.
Best bushel Irish potatoes, tweaty
pounds white sugar.
Beat display butter, nice chaw.,
Best home cured ham, Gokt lald bas.
Best loat bread, twenty-four peRads
Best display preserves and jap~ one
dozen fruit jars.
C. H. IIILL
For fattest cow, (beef cattle) $S00.
L. WALDAUER & CO.
Best bale short staple cotton, $0.00 iS
GEO. W. McKEE.
Best 2-year old mule colt, bred in rst or
West Carroll. $.00,
Best exhibit by colored people, sack tne
J. S. MILLIKIN.
Half barrel dour for best loaf bread made
from Millikin's best patent "Arlington."
,Best exhibt by colored people, fine bridle.
Best 2-year old colt, fine bridle and sad
Best exhibit by lady, I pound Lipton's
For winnerof gentleman's mule race, box
The best perscriptiou for chills
Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic. No cure
no pay. For sale at Gueuard's drug
Hay For Sale.
We have 2,500 bales of choice bay
for sale. V. M. PitDY & SON,
Lake Providence, La.
To cure a cold in one day, take
Laxative Bro Quinine. All druggists
refund the money if it falls to cure;
25cts. E. W. Groves signature is on
each box. For sale at Guenard's drug
The steamer Delta will hereafter
leave Vicksburg every Saturday morn
Ing at 9 o'clock a. m, which will make'
us pass Providence every Saturday
evenig about 6 o'clock. The travel
ing public will find this cbange a great
convenience for them
ED NOWLAND, JR., Captan.
V. M. PURDIY, Agent.
J. M. KENNEDY,
Lake Providence, La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE
Act No. T.
House Bill No i78--By Mr. T. B. Young:
Proposing an Amendment to Artiele 808
of the Constitution of the State of Louis
Section One. Be it enacted by the len
eral Assembly of the State of Louisiana,
two-thirds of all the members of the Rouse
concurring. That Article Three Hundred
and Three of the Constitution of the State
of Louisiana be so amended as to read u
Article 808. A penslon not to exceed
Eigbt($8) Dollars per month shall be al
lowed to each Confederate soldier or sailor
veteran, who possesses all of the following
let. He shall haves searved honorably
from the date of his enlstment until the
close of the late Givil War, or uotil be was
discharged or paroled, in some military or
ganization regularly mustered lato the
Army or Navy of the Confederate States,
and shall have remained true to the Con
federate States until theb surrender.
2nd. Hle shall be in indigent elrcum
stsaces, and unable to earn a livelihood by
his own labor or skill.
3rd. He shall not be salaried or other
wise provided for by the State o Lou
isiana, or by any other State or Govern
In case he eslisted in sany orgaiusatlon
mustered into said service as a Louisiana
organization, or in case at the date of his
enlistment he resided in the State: of Lou
isiana. he shall have resided is this State
for at least five years prior to his applles
tion for pension. In case he resided else
where than in this 8tate, and enlfsted In an
organization not mustered tin from Louis
Iana, on in the Navy of the Confedmrate
States, he shall have resided Is this State for
at least fifteen years prfor to his aDplitcation
for such pension. A like penslon shall be
granted tothe widow who sball not have
married again, in indigent circumstanes,
of such soldier or sailor whose marriage to
her was contraceted prior to January slet,
1870, provided, that ii her deceaseud bus
band served in as organization mustered in
from Louisiana, or if he resided in Louis
tana at the date of his enlesment, and has
so resided for one year prior thereto, then
in order that such widow shball be entitled
to the pension as herein provided. she
shall have resiekled in thble State for at least
five years prior to her application therefor
and if her deceased busband enlisted else.
where than in Loutsiana, sad served in an
organization net mastered in from Louis
ana such widow shell, is erder te eanttle
her to penalon as berets prObvided, have
resided in this State for not less than 1I
teen years prier to her appHeation for souh
pension; provided tfarther, that pensions
whether to veterans or widows, sball be
allowed only from the date of appleation
under this arteicle, and the total appropri
ations for all penalone shall not be les than
Ifty thousand dollars nor more that seven-
ty-five thousan8 dollars i. any one year
provided that nothing in this Article shall
be construed so uas to pobbla the Generak
Assembly from providng tarfSelsd ib to
disabled Confederate soldiers or sailors.
Section 1. Be it further enasuted, etc.,
That this proposed amenadmsent be submait
te to the qualifled votes of the State of
LouIsiana for adoption or rejeetion, at the
Consreaional election t be holdes In No
J. Y, bANDRES,
Speaker of the House of oRepresentative.
Liesteasat-Governor and Puident of the
Approved Ju~ l 00th.:0
Governor ofhe State o1 LoaIsiad.
A tree espy:
JOHN T.MIORE L,
secetary o. as0.
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One extran ae theseu hbrse •Seath
Down"bauck, prie $10.
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