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h Flc Barrger-l)enlocrat,
EIUBULHZD EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE ROV.L)ENCE. LA.
SAMUEL B. KENNEDY, Editor.
JAMES N. WURNER.
Pnblisher and Proprietor.
SUISCRIP'TION: $200 PER YEAR.
Saturday, October 13, 1900.
FIPTh D1ST L.EVE0 3 OARD,
RetlllLar Dnf oitns second Wedlnesdayy '
in .Ianu.ary, April July, and October, at
I Li. .l Il iYAN.
A1Lii L ;t'E\ ENS -N.
I!l ,7 (i'ol;frse ,
For Railroit C;ltaio.;ondr, Ord
V). IL. Ft)S'i'TER
'TIh I;,li.phanit tour throulgh In.
dianta by \Vm. J. Brvain, has made
the horrors creel, over IlHnna. lie
is now calline on the trusts to-pt up
more corruption funds to be sent to
Republican newspapers and lead
ers already concede that the attack
of the Republican trust upon organ
ized labor will cost that jarty 60,
000 votes in Chicago. This means
that the electoral vote of Illinois
will be given to William Jennings
The great coal strike in Pennsyl.
vania has been going on four weeks,
with millions of dollars lost in
wages to the miners. There are
142,000 of these hard working men
idle, who are only asking for what
is just They are fighting against
big odds, with the chances against
The Phbiladelphii 'lýie "saes de
serted the party of treats and im
perialimn and. i new ap avowed ad
vocate of Bryan and Stevenson.
The Times is one of the modt in.
fluential papeti in the country, and
its new departure has caused the
utmost consternation in Republican
Down in the lower part of the
State, where the Republicans ex
pected to have large turnouts at
their ineetings, they are recefving the
cold shoulder is grand style. We
hbad enough of Republicanism once,
and the people of Louisiana will
never forget when Kellogg, Packard
and Warmnoth ran things with a
At the mammoth Democratic
meeting to be held at Madison
Square Garden in New York City,
on the 10th of this month, William
J. Bryan, David B. IHill, Richard
Croker, Bourke Cockran, Edward
M. Shephard, John De Witt Warner
and Carl Schurz wi!l sit on the same
platform Every one of these mlell
were against 1;ryan four years ago.
Tlhis IecAng reill I.: umade the lairg
est Democratic rally ever held iithe
The New (Orleans P'icaynne says
"to bring the wheat crop of Kansas
to market this season will require a
train of cars a thousand miles long.
In the populistic addresses in that
atate this thousand miles of freitht I
trains is not referred ti by the orators (
lhviting attention to a courpilaXtiin
of bankruptcy statis.ica carefully
" contrived to make a showingof hard c
times and misfortune, says the 1
Philadelphia Telegraph. Farmers
are proverbially pessimistico and are
iaid to be eve ready. l look o- the
Iark side of ife, bltt it will mot .be
an easy task to convtince tnemr that
their lot is exceptionally hard while 1
that train load of wheat a thousand
miles long is ruuniug to market." t
The New Orleans $tates saye that
the eignificance of tbe fact that the
Democrats are united in supportC of
Mr. Bryan doe, not seem to be ap.
preoiated in its full force' by the
Republican managers, nor do they
seem to realize that gine 1896 there
has been on almost oomplete revolu. e
tion in the municipal polities of
New York Stat. At the last elec. s
tion the papers of New Ydrk,
.-rookJyla,ol . lasmost every other
o.ity in the tte weore Republioan
sad eon o)re the "otit "~. the t<
Svieleetio macbinery. This Jal the a
isyse of Net ,Yow, nd- almost
srteky oen 0! these cltits *% 'NDtito. b
crater d have eoatrol of t. 1o .e oi
tion molhine ind the polios,:In.
eeadoi f two Republican jdu.ge and
S4 one Democratic judge, there will be at
two . Democrats s d one Republicaan
ntegrly ever city r ect in the s1
ATE R Co E
On Titslgda of last week the
I epublive s of tie fifth district ret
in convention at Monroe and nomi.
nated Henry E. Hardtner, of Cata
houla parish, for Congress, in op
position to the Democratic nominee,
Jos. E. Ransdell. All the parishes
in the district were represented in
person, or by proxy, except Jackson
and West Carroll. Resolutions
were drawn up, endorsing the ad
ministration of McKinley and eu
log'zing the amalgamated nominee
of the Pops and Repubs. The
t Monroe Bulletin, edited by Mr.
John Sholars, thinks that HIardtner
is entitled to the support of the
Populists, and says that he will not
forget them, if elected to Congress.
Mr. HIardtner expects to imake an
active canva-s of the district, so says
We are of the opinion that the
inoiniation of Hardtner i only for
i:he purplose of comni manding federal
patronage, in the event of McKin
!ey's election, for there is no chance
whatever of the Democratic candi
date heing deteated. Never before
was the Democracy so firmly united
in the fifth district as it is now.
There are no dissensions, no causes
for dissension, and our present can
3 dilate, lion. Jos. E. Ranadell, has
tgiven such general satisfaction, that
hle has the unanimous support of the
P Democracy. As Chairman John P.
Parker expressed it to the editor in
Monroe last August, ''Ranadell is
all right." The Repul,licans and
Pops can stump every parish and
every ward in each parish, but in
- the end a solid Democratic vote will
announce to our allied enemies that
is "the sun of Austerlitz" still beams
upon a victorious party, and that
a hereafter they will meet with peri
odical Waterloos, whenever an
candidate for congress bobs up for
re AN INTERESTING LETTER.
The New Orleans Picayune bot Sep
tembe. 28th, contains the following
interesting letter abont the progress of
our little city. It is written by its
special correspondent of this place,
5. who is known by many of our citisens.
. and who is always to be found in the
front ranks in everything that tends
to the advancement and upbuilding
of our town:
Lake Providence is the only town of
any importance in this state on the
e Mississippi river north of Red river. It
is situated in the vertex of an angle
formed by the Mississippi river and the
lake Providence. about seventy-five
miles north of Vicksburg, Miss., and
seventy-five miles south of Greenville,
It is the seat of East Carroll parish.
t which has always been regarded as
THE BANNER COTTON PARISH
of the state because producing more
cotton to the acre than any other par
ish in the state, and growing a long
I staple cotton, known in the New Or
leans market as the ,'beader" staple.
Lake Providence was incorporated as
I a town as early as 1874, and. though
favorably situated and surrounded by
the richest and most fertile country, it
did not increase as rapidly as was ex
pected, the census of 1880 giving the
population of the town as only 642
In 1892 the Lake Providence Build
ing and Loan Association was orgau
ized and chartered under the laws of
the state, and immediately began for
A PERIOD OF GROW~TH
which still continues. Thanks to this
iocal building association the popula
tion of the town hbs nearly doubled in
eight years. It.has now over 120 in
habitants, and the assessed value of the
town is $228,000. This building asso
ciation continues to do good work in
securing a homnie fur every deserving
citizen and in taking care of the sav
ings of the poor. One rermnarkable fact
about this organization is that the
stockhohllers of it in this town are
equally numbered in the two races,
just One-half of the stockholders being
w'hlt atnd the other half negroes. It
is ,oftiesred as follows: President, E. J.
-Hamley; vice president, C. S. Wyly:
secretary, C. rI. DI)avis: treasurer. J. S.
Guenard; attorney, J. E. Ransdell.
The leading religious dlenominations
are well represented in Lake Provi
dence. The Methodists have a large
congregation, with the Rev. 1-. O.
White pastor; the Episcopalians have a
fine church and rectory, with the Rev.
F. O. B. Boberg pastor; tihe Catholics
have a nice church and priest's house,
with the Rev. C. Mahe rector.
The Lake Provideniice High School
for boys and girls, C. K Egelly, super
intent, has a nice and commodlious
building on the banks of the beatitifunl
lake, with an average attendance of
125 pupils and the following corpse of
teachers: Prof. Robert Roberts. prin
cipal; S. BR Kennedy, assistant prin
cipal, and Misses Eddie Bass. Mary
Beard and Carrie Jackson, teachers.
The colored school has a principal,
Prof. F. H. Mitchell, and two assist
Lake Providence has a weekly news
paper, the Banner-Democrat, editedl by
Mr. S. B. Kennedy, and published by
Mr. J. N. Turner. propretor.
Although Lake Providence has never
enjoyed the doubtful distinction of a
modern boom, its growth and develop
mont in the past five years have been
steady in remarkable. Over 125
house were bilt during that time;
nine brick stores, with iron and pressed
brick fronts and plate glass windows,.
were built in the past two years, and I
four more brick stores are nearing
On the 4th of September last year
began operation with a capital stock
of $50,000. and, though for nea7rly two
months, on account of quarantine
regulations, the bank did hostnesas
withontglass in its windows and no
other ofilcee fixtures but its safe, on the
4th of September of this year it de- I
olared a dividend of 10 per cent and
placed 3 1-2 per cent to its surplns
funod. Its oflicers are: S. W. Smith, I
I Jr., president: J. N. Hill, vice prest
. ke, sh D u
t Pittpatil The bl*k t t
Lake P'eoidence tve* cot th bm ers,
t tbdch fait. it pe ill aubl t .
receipts of Itke Pro nee as a"ct
. ton market.
In keeping with the improvements
of the town, the post office was raised
in May last by the postal atpthoritjee to
s a third class office, and Mis. F. F. (1.
Taylor, who has been the-postmaster
for the past year, received her com
n mission as a presidential postmaster.
The office is soon to be removed to a
brick building in a more centrally-lo
cated part of the town.
WATERWORKS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT.
e In November, 1898, the board of
e aldermen of the town of Lake Provi
dence ordered an election of the tax
payers of the town -"for the purpose of
r authorizing the town to contract adebt
e of $17,500 to pay for the erection or
purchase of a combined waterworks
and light system. to issne negotiable
b. bonds to said amount, bearing 5 per
n cent interest, payable annually, and to
levy annually a special tax of 5 mills
on the doll:,I of the assessed valuation
of the prlpert), this tax not to last
e more than forty years, or until suthi
cient funds hai been provided to pay
'h the interest and the principal tbor
. The election took place, accordingly,
on Dec. 15. is9x, and the loan of $17.
C 500 and the annuallll tax of 5 mills were
i- voted by a large majority. In its ses
e siin of Sept. 6. of this year, the board
of aldermen decided to place the bonds
on the market, nil it is now advertis
ing in the American Banker of New
York and othlir newspapers for bids on
these bonds. bIid to be received up to
Sept. 27 next, at S p. m. It is now
a also advertising in the Memphis Coin.
t mercial-Appeal for the immediate sink
ing of an artesian well for the water
e supply of the town, of a depth of from
400 to 1200 feet. The sinking of this
n well is to begin within ten days after
the awarding of the contract and to be
e completed within forty days from the
d date of the contract. If the water sup
d ply is deemed of sufficient quantity and
of good quality the waterworks will be
n built at once. The town authorities
I have written assurance from insurance
t companies that the erection of a suita
ble water system will reduce insuran
ces in the town at least 15 per cent.
STIIE LAKE PROVIDENCE ANNUAL FAIR.
i- On the 4th of August, 1899, the East
n Carroll Fair Association, Limited, was
chartered under the laws of the state
t with a capital stock of $5000 "to en
r courage and promote agriculture, the
breeding and improvement of the bet.
ter grades of live stock, hogs, fowls; to
hold and conduct annual fairs, and to
do all things necessary for the. success
thereof in kweping with good order and
law." The following officers were
t elected : President, Phil McGuirrivice
president, W. S Maguire; seorsery,
F. H. Schneider, directors, E. J. Ham
ley. R. L. Hill, John A, Buckner. F. T.
Constant. F. B. Davis and C. A. Voel
ker A fair ground was secured near
town, a half-mile race track built, and
e grand stand for 800 persons erected.
The first fair took place last fall and
s was such a success that the managers
have now being printed a fine 96-page
catalogue fully advertising the different
exhibits, entries, races, $700 in premi
ums of this year's fair, that is to take
t place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of No
vember, and they are enlarging the
capacity of their grand stand to ac
commodate at least 2500 persons.
They have advertised extensively, and
they expect people cot only from the
neighboring parishes, but from all of
the north Louisiana parishes and from
the states of Mississippi and Arkansas.
A CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTE]S OP
On August 28th last, Mrs. L. Gra
ham, vice presildent of the New Or
leans cihapter, orgaulzed at LakeProvi
dence a chapter of the Daeghtbers of
the Confederacy appropriately called
the Edward Sparrow Chapter, for the
purpose of preserving the records and
reminiscences ot the late veterans of
the lost cause. Mrs. W. N. White was
elected president. General Edward
Sparrow was one of the two senators
of the Conlederacy representing this
state. He died in 1882 at his behtiful
home, Arlington. near Lake Provi
On Aug. 12th last, at the request of
the police jury. Hion. Robt. Nicholson,
presideiit, a mass meeti(ng of the citi
zens of the parish 'onvcnced at the
cour'thouse to discuss the advisability
of either a new courthouse or repairing
ihe old one The mcting was largely
attended, and every ,nie present asked
to give his advice. Th, general senti
ment was that it would cost as much
to repair the old courthouse as to build
:a new oue, antd seeing this, the police
jorors, in thenr session that took place
immediately after the public meeting,
adopted the plan prtposed by Winm.
Stanton. an architect of Vicksburg,
Miss. Thl'l!e new courlltholuste vill bhe a
two-story pressed brick building, 51 x
64 feet, with tower, bull and town
clock. The lower story will contain
the sheriff's odfice, public and private
offices, clerk's office. offices police
jury and superintendent of public ed
ucation. and a circuit court room. The I
second story will have a large court
room, grand nod petit jury rooms, a
consulting room and the private office 4
of tdistrict judge. The sheriff's and
olerk's office will have fire proof vaults I
-and safes. Bids will be received for the
construction of it until 12 o'clock noon,
Oct. 23. The approximate cost is '
Your correspondent could not end
this article on the progressive town of
Lake Providence without sa ing a few I
words concerning the huge levee that
is now being built near Salcm, in this f
(East Carroll) parish, and is known as t
the Willow Point loop. This levee
will be five miles long and will contain a
1.200,000 cubic yards of dlirt. The j
work was let out lately in Memphis,
and Mr. Robt Nicholson. a prominent
contractor of this parish, got a contract
for 1,000.000 cubic yards at 1.21
cents. Jeffries & Son 200,000 cubic
yards at 15.14 cents, and 'IT'homas Bros.
the remainder of the work at 12.45,
The levee is to be finished by the 1st "
of February, 1901, and to do it in that I
time it will require at least 600 teams
and 1000 men at all times on the work b
Mr. Nichol(son has sublet most of his a
contract. sad he has now at work 300 b
teams on the part that he has reserved '
for himuself T'he levee will undoubt .
edly be iaished by the 1st of February, £
To cure a cold in one day. take
Iaxative'-)o Quinlane. All drtggists
refund the money if it fails to core;
~2lcea.- W. Groves ulgatre is on
eabch box. For sale at Guesard'sdrg
WATER T'IANKS for sale by
WE MAJVE: TH
7- Of any House in Providence.
CALL AND SEE OUR
Fine Shoes for Men,
B- Made Expressly for our Trade.
- ,E: SELL TMEMAT ~
d W -$ 4 .0 0 .-
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
Our Shoe stock for
Gentlemen and Boys is
All mail orders promptly filled.
s'iSee our Show Window Display of Fine Neckwear.
J. S. MILLIKIN.
J.J. POWERS, Pres, A. F. NIMTZ. Vice Pres, T. G. BRIERLY, Secty.
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
SSteamer. BELLE OF THE BENDS, ANNIE
LAURIE and RUTH
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vicksburg every Monday and Thursday
at 3 p. m.; returning, leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Steamrer Annie Laurie leaves Vicksburg every Wednesday and Saturday
at 3 p. m.; rcturniug. leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Sunday evening.
First-class passenger and freight accommodations. Boats brilliantly lighted
throughnut with electricity. Lights in every stateroom. Cusine uneurpassed
YANCEY BELL, agent.
Notice to Contractors.
The Police Jury of East Carroll parish
invites sealed proposals for the erection
andi completion of a new Court House,
agreeable to the plans and specifications
prepared by architect Win. Stanton of
The plans and specifications are now on
file with the District Clerk at Lake Provi
dence, La., and with said Architect Stan
BIDS WILLBE RECEIVED UNTIL 12
O'CLOCK NOON. OCTOBER 28rd. 1100.
All contractors will file with their bids
a certified check for 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 Dollars ($4000), made payable to
Robt. Nicholson. President.
If the bond is net filed within ten days of
award of contract, the check will be for
feited as liquidated damages by reason of
Coetractors will state in their bids time
The Police .Jury reserve the right to a
ject any or all bids.
YANCEY BELL, Clerk.
Lake Providence, La.
One Southdown ram, $10.
Two yearling rams, Southdown, $.00
One Poland China boar, four months old,
My sheep are of the best Southdown
breeds. My bogs are of the Tecumseh 2d
and Perfection blood the leading strains.
I will give nothing aL, the best. as this
blood Is the beat |ttnasble add no cull
stock. I will offer this fall some of my
Plymoth Rock Cockerels now coming on.
which are beauties. The purchases will
get a bargain in this stock.
GEO. S. OWEN,
Lake Providence, La.
J. M. KENN EDY,
Lake Providence, La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS.
In accordance with section 3 of act No. 151
of the session of the General Assembly ol
Louisiana of 1898, public notice is hereby
given that a GENERAL hLECTION will
be held in this parish of East Carroll on
Tuesday, November 6th, 1900, at the places
provided by law, and that the followins
named persons have been duly appointed
to bold said election, to-wit:
First Ward, 1st precinct-Robt. Nichol
son's Corondelet store. Commissioners.
Chris McGinnis. I. B Beard, John Nelson.
Clerk, Norris Williamson.
First Ward, 2nd precinct-Monticello.
Commissioners. L. *. Gay, J. A. Wyly.
Clerk, - Tweedle.
Second Ward, %rd preciact-Transylvanls
store. Commlssioners, A. Vought, Abe
Bass, C. H. Webb. Clerk, Chas Hope.
Third Ward, 4th preolect-Courthouse.
Commissloners, Barnett Solari, Jno. M.
Kennedy, W. A. Blount, Jr. Clerk, W. H.
Fourth Ward, 5th precinct-Erin store.
E. K. McAlpin, Louis Leach, P. D. Quays.
Clerk. Alex Stockner.
Fifth Ward, 6th precinct-Panoels store.
R. H. Hamlin, Gabe Stewers, T. J. BSnders.
Clerk, C. A. Voslker.
Done and signed at Lake Providenee,
La', this Oct. 5th, 1900.
W. C. McRAEt
J. N. TURNEIa,
Coummissoners of Eleetlon.
Two Disc Cultivators, good as new. WIl
take $J0 each for them.
M. M. GOODWIN,
lake Providence, La.
Notice is hereby gyven that the office of
Registrar of Voters is now open at my
ofice in the town of Providence for the
purpose of redistering those who wish to
vote in the election 4n November; and that
I will be at the follewiag places on the day
and dates given bdow :
At Nichlsoen' store. Tuesday, October
At Transylvasia store, Wednesday, Octo
At Erin store, Thursday, Cctober 4th.
At Panols store. Friday, October Dth,
and at my offieeJn Providence the remain
der of the time required by law to keep
said oMoe open.
W. C. McRAE,
Assessor and Registrar.
August 4th, 1900.
JOS. W. MARTIN. WM. P. PILLIPS,
Forme y with no & Co. For r N
i ,OTTON FACTORS,
296 AND 298 FRONT STREET,
MEMPHIS, TEN N.
We Make a Specialty of Bender and Long
LzBERAL ADVANxs MADE ON SAME.
Lake and Levee ets.,
Lake Proidenoe, La.
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS.
T'he Finest Line of Clothing Car
* nied in the City. *
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
sad Hunting Coatas.
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags,
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on ge Before Puurhasing Eleewhere.
A. D. & -8. SPEMNGLER, AGTo.,
...... v'o nUR ] . , mxa ..........
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior PaIN
and All Building Material.
Ohapst Pla in a tge Sota. Writ for price blor p n*ebdig .h ,
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. L. MA.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. so0 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : : Louslana.
Information for the
YAZOO & MISSISI8IPPI VALLEY
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON
JANUARY 28th, 1900.
No. 23-Leave Memphis 9:00 a. m.1
Arrive Vicksburg 7:00 p. m.
No. 5-Leave Memphis 7:35 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 2:10 a.m.
No. 5-Leave Vicksbtrg 2:20 a. m.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. m.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrives New Orleans 5650 p. mi
No 24-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. i.
Arrive Memphis 5:35 p. m.
No. 6-Leave New Orleans 400 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 11:25 p. m.
No, 6-Leave Vicksburg ll11:80p.
Arrive Memphis 6:30 a. nm.
No, 22-Leave New Orleans 8;40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p. m.
VICKSBURG AND GREENVILLE
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. m.. arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. m.
LeaveGreenville'6 a. m.; arrive at
Vicksburg 10;00 a. m.
For further information apply to
A. Q. GEARCE,
C. P. & T. A.. Vickaburg. Miss.
JNO A. SCOTT.
Div'n. Pass'r. Ag't. Memphis, Ten.
aLbe Providence - La
Keeps on hand a large assortmeint of
lril Cakuls, Now, Pal, and Ora
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Comas made and Trimmed to Order
OTP 3A .33 SEDP,
W. H. MA ar ............. Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
Patronage Solicited. d
Agent for Memphis Steam Laundry'
Queen & Crescent
The Best Line
Tortah azd l. Met.
The Summer Tourist's favorite
ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. II. SMITH, G. P. A.,
Now Orleans, La.
W. STOMS, ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleans. La.
Tulaoe Universty of
COLLEGE OF AiH'r AND SCIENCES.
Classical, Literary, Latin.-Sieutific and
COLLEGE O( 'ECHNOLOGY.
Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical,
Sugar, Civil atnd Architectural
H. Sophie Newnomb 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.
Meomphi and Vioksburg
For Lake Prpvldence, Greeaqlle,
Arkansas City and All Way
Ed. Nowland ................. Master
Ed. Nowland, Jr ...........C...lerk
= *Leaves Memphis every
Tuesday at 6 p. m.
Will leave Memphis EVERY Tues
day at 4 p. m. until furtbor anotoe.
The best peracription for dbills
Groves Tasteless Chill Toani. No cure
no pay. For sale at Guoenard'b drug
Eay For Sale.
We have 2,500 bales of choice bay
tor sale. V.. M. PCUDY & SoN,
S Lake Irouvidence, La.
THE COUeSE OF COTTON
(Weekly letter by L. Waldaur & Co.,
Commencing last Monday, the cot
ton market on that day was at beauti
ful one for the producer, great strength
being shown by the "Bull.," who man
aged to get the 'lears" by 20 points;
spots also advancing J, making mid
dling at tCelote of tie day's market
it) 3-8. -
On. Tuesday the market continued
steady during the business hours, fut
teres closing within 2 points of pre
vious day, spots however. declining
1.-16th. The expected Government
Bureau report which was to be re
ceived on Wednesday, was anxiously
look for, and as the time approacheud
for,the hour to arrive when the wires
would bring the information-and it
did come. It contaaned the follow.
:Ig repoit. 67 2-10ths as against 62
5.10ths last month. This great im
provement was hardly looked for, nor
expected. Cotton men both in New
-York and New Orleans looked for ,a
Bureau report of not over 61. The
above figures would indicate a crop
of nine and three-quarter ruillion bales
expected to he realized out of the crop
of 1'JO0-1901. It is indeed strange
and remarkable as to how the Govern
ment Bureau can show such an im
provemnut in the cotton crop since
their last report, issued on Sept. 1IEth.
This sudden and unexpected estimate
caused a stampede on both the New
York and New New Orleans Exchange,
the result being that the market
declined from 11.30 to 2:30 p. m. 34
points and a 4-cent on spots, D)ecem
ber contracts closing in New Orleans
at 9.52 as against 9.88 the previous
day and spots 10 1-16th .as against
The Liverpool market opened the
next morning. Thursday. Oct. 11th, at
a decline of 13.64th on futures, and a
}d on spots, equalling a decline in the
United States of 39 points on contracts
and } cent a pound on spots.
Sivoe writing the above the market
bas recovered 10 points.
Our brokers wire us that no improve
lment can be bloked for undless a frost
scare would cause purchases.
The decrease in receipts this year up
to October show 123,938 bales.
8TA'TEMF nNT OF Takt
Lake Providence Bank
as furnished the State Examiner of
State Banks, at close of business,
Friday, Sept. 28. 1900.
Bills receivable ................. 835,773.31
Real estate, itrniture and fixtures 8,706.86
Over drafts .... . ............ 162.41
Cash in safe and sight exchange.. 82$813.76
LIt AR LITIES.
Profits .......................... 185.68
Surplus fund................... 625.00
Unpaid dividends ............... 110 00
Deposits ........................ . 56,255.16
I, J. N. Hill, vice president, and J. W.
Tooke, Jr., cashier, do hereby declare
that the above statement is true sad -.ior
Sworn to and subscribed before me on
this the 4th day of October, 190.
C(. R. EGELLY, Notary Public.
Oct. 13, 1900.-4t.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE
Act No. 73.
House Bill No. 73-By Mr. T. B. Young:
Proposing an Ameadment to Article 303
of the Constitution of the State of Louis
Section One. Be it enacted by the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of LouIsiana,
two-thlrds of all the members of the House
concurring. That Article Three Hundred
and Three of the Constitution of the State
of Louisiana be so amended as to read as
Article 301. A pension not to exceed
Filghtt ts) )ollars per month shall be at
lowed to each Confederate soldier or sailor
veteran, who possesses all of the following
lst. lie shall have served honorably
fromn the dante of his enlistment until the
close of the late Civil War, or until be was
discharged or paroled, in some military or
ganization regularly mustered into the
Army or Navy of the Confederate States,
and shall have remained true to the Con
lederate States until the surrender.
2nd. lie shall be in indigent circum
stances, alnd unable to earn a livelihood by
his own tabor or skill.
3rd. He shall not be salaried or other
wise provided for by the State o :L4u
Islana, or by any other State or Govern
In case he enlisted in any organization
mustered into said service as a loulsiana
organization, or in case at the date of his
enlistment he reesided in the State of Lou
itiana. he shall have resided In this State
f-or at least five yeaPs prior to his applica
tion for pension. In case he resided else
where than in this State, and enlisted in an
organization not mustered in from Louie
lana, or in the Navy of the Confederate
States, he shba bave resided in this State for
atleaest flfteen years prior to his application
for uchi peunsion. A like pension shall be
granted to the widow who shall not have
marriled again. In indigent circumetances,
of such soldier or sailor whose marriage to
her was contracted prior to January 1st,
1870, provided, that it her deceased hus
band served in an organisation mustered in
fromtLouisana, or if he resided in Louis
lana at the date of his enlistment, sad has
soreskled for one year prior thereto, then
in order that such widow shall be entitled
to the pension as hereain provided, she
shall have resided in thbls State for at least
five years prior to her application therefor
and if her deceased husband enliated else
where than in Louisiana, and served in an
organization not mustered in from Loni,
lana such widow shall, in order to entitle
her to penision as herein provided, have
resided in this State for not lees than it-.
Seen years prior to her appilotion for such
pension; provided further that pensions
whetherto veterans or widows, bhall be
allowed only frem the date of qpplication
under this article, and the total appropri
atiensi for all pensions shall nothe less than
fity tnousand dollars nor more that seven
ty-ve thonsad dellars n any one year,
pevlided that nothing in this Article ahall
go construed so Ms to prohibit the General
dsd Confederate oldies ,or saioers.
tdon 2. Be it further enacted, etc.,
Ys this propesed amendment be submit.
ted to thbequallfed voters of the State of
Louslaiana for adoption or rejectioa, at the
Congreslonal.ilection to be holden In No
J. Y. SANDERS,
Speaker 6f the House of Represettatives.
Lleutenant4overnor and President of the
Approved JuiTth, 1A00.
W. W. BEARD,
Goyertoredthe State ofhoulslan.
.A true copy
Secretary of State.
One extra kn€ thoroughbred "South
Down" buck, price $10.
Eight extra fine "South Down" grades
(bucks), pries I5.00.
HAIRRY H. GRAHAM,
August 18, t., La