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We have the largest assortment of FIRE WORKS you
ever saw in Providence. Don't purchase until you see
our stock. MAGUIRE & SCHNEIDER,
THE BA ERh-(iEMOCRAL 11
SaJ. y. , Cec.. e.r 15, 1900. TGOME
F. X. hLA -bF.1.L.. Notary PubliE
-- Itld i
[InntL ance Agent.
,ttorceys at Law
Ieal Estate Agents, ,
Lake Providence, La.
WVIl.L. I': aCT': IN s (il. Cor'TrS oF
FlASTDISON I'1a l.-Iitl:s, AND TilE STATrE a
S -tPREM11; (o1: IiT.
Clifton F. Davis, a
l,:Ik. P'rv n elr e, LI.
HAVIN JoST FIN IS!!IED A ('OMP.TE
aBSTI:ACrT (1 Atl.L "liE I.ANI)S IN EAs'r
AItIo,I. 1 AM I'i EAIkEI) rTO FURNISI I H
ABS'AC(TS OF 1'1TI..S oN SoTIIr NOTICE, f
STtNOGolAPIrER AND NOTARY PUBLIC(.
W. D. BELL, W. B. PrERCz.
DOCTORS BELL AND PIERCE. d
Our oflice is located in the office for.
anally occupied by Hon. C. S. Wyly.
Dr. Pierce's residence. The Egclly
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Local and Parish News. a
Sheriff Dunn Is ready to receipt you 11
for your taxes.
The Annie Laurie loaded up with
seed at Purdy's on Monday.
R. J. Buruey & Co., have a big line 5'
of fire works. Call and see.
The river has started falling at thbis
point, after getting to 39 on the gauge. If
The Epworth League meets every w
Sunday evening at the Methodist e
Cotton picking is about finished, and
there is only spots here and there to be ti
The town ordinance against shoot- b
nlg fire crackers is a good one" Let it
J. S. Guenard is doing a big busi- |.
nes in the Jewelry line. Call and see
his big display.
Col. Juo. A. Buckner, a popular a
second warder, came up from his plan- o
tation on Monday. s
Rev. Mr. Boberg will hold services
at 4 o'clock to-morrow evening at the
second ward church.
Loug's circus is to exhibit here on
Monday. Make the concern pay the
lull license or mtove otn.
Services at the Episcopal Church to.
morrow morning at 11 o'elock and at 1
7:30 o'clock in the evening. t
Mr. Geo. S. Owen has some fine
Plymoth Rock chickens and broose
turkeys for sale. See his ad.
Services will be held at the Catholic &
Church to-morrow morning at half f
past ten and in the evening at half past
Mr. John Kennedy and his sister,
Miss eatie, attended the dance at Tal- I
lulabhlast week. Mr. Kennedy says ,
they had a pleasant time.
Mrs. Lebmaun and child came up
from Vicksburg last Sunday morning
to join her husband, Mr. W. Lehmauu, '
who is now iu business in our town.
Mabeun's barber shop looks nice and I
attractive since the new front has been
put in and a now flhor put down.
The improvements were badly needed.
It is reported that there is more
thbn one genuine case of small pox up
in the Pilcher's Point neighborhood.
This is a matter that should be looked
It was reported that the Police Joury
was to have met on Tuesday, but we
think the rumor was a mistake as
there was not even one member to
come to town.
Our friend 8bulz is hard to beat
when it comes to tighting fire. He
showed what be could do at the fire
last Saturday, and bis work is worth
half a dozen ordinary men.
Auun Jenniulngs, a colored woman liv.
ing on Live Oak platattqon, died on
Monday last, aged 100 yeare. She was
sick for the past fifteen year., and
death was a blessing to her.
Those who had cotton futures Mon
day morning bright and early, wished
they had'nt heard of such a thing as
ootton futures. They only tumbled
0 points. Whoopee, what a fall.
The new post office location is
admired very much. From the large
crowde that congregate there, the
building is not a bit too large. Mrs.
Taylor likes the change very much.
You will find fruit cakes at Ash
bridge's made by the best confection
ry nla New Orleans. They are being
old from SOcts to $2.00. Call at Mr.
&hebbridge's and see his line of fruit
Our friend Dan O'Sullivan went
down to Millikin'e Bend last Saturday
adgbt. There must be a strong autr
tion down there for the young men to
make him take sfol a trip this oelni
It don't take peeoter to boost the
. tradeofW.- N WhitO. Sb tiluF P
ssobieqwad to e u it f rle au. *
a weistii dei m
Sot pa. a
To cure a cold in one day take
Ijaxati'e BIro Quuiiine. All druggists
refund the rm.tiy if it fails to cure
2e-ts. E W. (;roves signature is on
,'ich box. fold at G ucnard's drug
R. J. Burney & Co., are showing a cI
large aPortmentit of toys and fire-i h
works for the holidays. You v-ill find 1
the prices to suit, amt.. the most polite v.
attention will be shown you. When II
you are out on a toy hunt give R. J. p
Burney & Co. a call a
F1ilns jCewVelr- is t e ost;
Sllit'l8)!e filr ( 11 i st ll as
,ift.s. Hoo (fli"r itsiln3". ,
( C tell'tl' I )'ill" t( f1O.
J. N. lill & Bro, are low showing
a beauttful line of ma:ny useful andii
beautauiful holiday things. 'iThey have
no toys or fireworks, but thev haere
hndsonme rngs, china sets, iarasols
aid umbrellas-something that will be
app! reciated as c ('l ris rlia gift.
S. (;lanty & Bro., wishes us to an
nvunce that the time is not far iff
w-hen some lucky pirson will win thec
mnr.gnificent soia, and that from iow
until Christmas day they nil! give
extra inducements to their customers
for every dollars worth of goods pur
We have had the toughest looking
crowd of white men in town this week
that we have seen in niany a day.
"they came in from the government F
fleet last Saturday and remained
drunk until their last cent was gone. o
They are much better off without any m
Mrs. Mary Brock Ardis, with her pi
little son and daughter of Shreveport, cc
arrived on Sunday last to spend I)
the winter with her mother, Mrs. F. w
il. G. Taylor. Mrs. Ardis has many cr
friends in her old horne who are de
lighted to know that she will be here
Capt. Cummins. of the steamer et
Dewey, has informed us that his boat co
would come up as high as Providence di
every trip in the future. He said that
Mardi Grase was some time off, but m
that be intended having a big exeur- h
sion for this occasion. Rates &c., will p
be given later. aI
There were several cotton seed t(
drummers in town at the close of last t
week, who said that cotton seed would b
go lower than the price now being P
offered. Those who sold their cotton "
seed when the price was up were for
tunate, and those who held o(, are now g
kicking themselves for not selling.
Such Is lile.
We learn that Mr. Del)nis Brown a
left last Saturday for Louisville. Ky., b
where be'was married on Wednesday r
to Miss Narciso Williams, ")ne of our p
popular and charming young ladies. I
The istiner-Democrat extends its cou-o
gratulations and best wishes for their I
future happiness. They will make
Providence their home. c
In esving the Methodist parsonage
from burning taht Saturday morning,
the fire engine almost paid for itself.
It shows to the Insurance Companies
holding risks in our town that we can I
do effective work. No firemen could
have done better work than was done
last Salurday mofning in saving this
house from destruction.
Mrs. J. A Guenard, nmother of ouri
popular towUsumen, Messrs. J. 8. andl
I E. F. Guenard, atid their sisiter, Miss
Lells, who have been visiting here for I
the past two mouths, returned to New I
Orleans last Saturday eveninig on the i,
steamor Dewey. We were glad to see,
Miss Lelia returning home much im
proved nlu health after her shabort stay.
Rev. Hi. O. White left Wednesday
for Batont Rouge, to attend the Metho
diet Conference now in session in that
eity. iHe has many 'warm friends in
Providence who would like to see him
returned. If the coeference should
see fit to tranifer him to some other
Ifield, he will leave here witlh itany
well wishees for himself and his estinm
able wife and daughters.
STo cure a cold in one day, take
SLaxaliwe Bro Quoinine. All druggists
refund the moeey if it fails to cure;
b6cts. E. W. Groves signature is ou
Seach box. For sale at Guenard's drug
J. S. Millikiu has just received one
ofthe largest shipments of handsome
china that you want to see. He has
Sthis line int for the holiday trade, and
t if you wlash to take a look at something
handsome, here is your chance to get
* The City Council at their meeting
- held last.Thursday evening, fixed a
o graden license for 1901. 'This means
Ithat e .wilt have to pay a license ac
cording to the amnount of busiless
done which seems to be fair and jusi.
tf tw e as d. pTised dowu
ltegJt-be•ireh d sh
aSk aetigal, ahe
belvesv Sets aed oysters every Friday
SfroM New Orleans. They are kppt on
$100,000 to Loan on
We have $? 10 l,0 to loan on cotton
co'signdil to us, at the rate of 8 per a
cent.. 1'' :Unnumlt. Beinn believers in to
higher prics,. we are w illing to make
loans within 211 per cent. of the actual I
v\alue of c,,tton at time of delivery, and
hold your co;tton until ordered to dis- 1
po-e of same. Our charges for storing
anI sillini will be as reasonable as
could ie asked for, and you can feel
assuired oflr sales will nmore than equal
I any m tole in New Orleans, Mlemlphis
,r Vick-burg We solicit a trial ship. f
:nnt. Call on our representative, Mr.
SI,l ChIn. at th.: Lake Providence
[lnk. " hI) will be pleased to make
voltu advan'os a1nd give you any inlfor- h
mlaltitl you ll:lay wish.
THE WALDAUER CO.
We are ('wlTVitml a line G
of oods )(In CVCt liilldled b
oforie inn towvi. We havte
'tuitl j ewel'yv, Ce o11"y
oodls of all kinds, C1)only
',otu. s tli n111ldc ill silver. d
TIleV will Ima1ke land- o
somlleC C lirist.Las gifts. rl
('aill and see our big
(; tellard Drug Store.
Mr. Jesse Nalle of Philadelphia, Mr.
Frank Naile of Somerset, Va., and Dr.
R. L. Burwell of Batto, Md., passed up
on the Belle of the Bends Tuesday
morning for Pilchlr's Point. The
Mecsrs. Nalle are the owners of Panola
piat:talion, one of the largest and fin
est cotton plantations in the South.
)r. Burwell ownes the adjoining place,
which is also a nice track. We wel
come the gentlemen to our parish.
Some people think that because the
fire engine is not out to the second on t
an alarm of fire, the men who run it
should be censured, or that the fire
company is no good anyway. They
don't seem to know that the horses
are not kept in the stable, and they 8
may be some blocks from the engine
house on an alarm of fire. If these
people would give a helping hand In.
stead of running it down, it would c
look mr,uch better. There are few
towns the .size of Providence that can
boast of a better equipped fire com
pany than we have, and can do better
The accident that happened at the i
government works last WVednesday, by r
which five men lost their lives from d
drowning, was one of those unforseen
accidents in which no one scould be ]
blamed, and we do not think it was t
right for any of the men to loose their t
positioins on account of it. Some of
the men who have been with the gov
runment fleet at Greenville and other
points for several years, we. learn, lost
their places, who are blamed for the ac
cident, which we think is entirely
wrong. We hope they will be taken
Seeco our d isplay of hand- i
soome Christnas novel
G(uenard Drug Store.
A fire is more liable to happen in
the more.thickly populated portion of
towan thai on the outskirts, antd it a
fire was to take place In that portion
of town where water would have to
r be used from the cistern at the corner
Sof Sparrow and Secoud streets and it
Sshould bIe found in the fix it is in to
e lday, and has beent for a year or more,
the town authorities, would be bitterly
censured for their negligence. It is
very wrong to allow this cistern to re
main useless, and the sooner it is fixed
SIt is against the townm ordinances to
shoot fire works of any kind on the
LI streets or sidewalks. This is a good
r law, and it should be strictly enforced.
y More fires occur from the careless use
Sof fireworks than fro miany other cause.
Mayor Franklin says that if any one is
e brought up before him for breaking
i this law that he wilt give them the
e; bighest flue possible. So we advise
n all to be careful.
g Mr. Phil McGuire left last Saturday
evening for New Orleans, to be gone
e until a few days before Christmas. If
e he don't stay at home a little more we
will begin to think that he wants to
g give his old friends the shake entirely.
et Hie leaves good representatives behind
to look after his interests, is one good
g thing that be knows, and which allows
a him to take these frolics to see the
* good bthhgs of this life.
s "'Red Snapper" makes an egg nog
it. that can't be beat. It is whisky that
la as good as ever was made. George
McKee is tihe eal who keeps it. He
wilt take pleasure lu putting you up a
helloo ot~d Christtmas ue.
sIy ,Monday. Ie has a ne raach and
on a large ntmuber of cattle, and is Wesl
i hg with Mtsucce i his beedesia.
The alarm of fire last Saturday
morning about half past ten caused a
great amount of excitement, and it
turned out once more that it was not
where we expect it to happen and gen
erally look for it-in the frame row of
buildings on Levee street. The fire
was at the Methodist parsonage on
hlood street, caught from a defective
flue in the kitchen, and in a few
moments the whole roof was on blaze.
It looked at one time that the pretty
residence was doomed to destruction
and that all the hard Work being done
by the citizens would amount to noth
lig. The fire engine was out in a
short time after the alarm was given,
and was placed at the cistern at the
Catholic Church corner. It took a
line of hose fully 700 feet to reach the
building, and after it was stretched
and the whistle blue from the engine
that all was ready, the fire was put out
in a few minutes. The kitchen and
diniug room was almost destroyed,
and it will take almost a new building
to replace it. The house was insured.
A telegram was received on Wed
uesday last by Mrs. Geo. F. Blactburn
announcing the death of her brother,
Mr. Robert W. Williams, at Mander
ville, Ark., who died at that place on
Tuesday night of pneumonia. Mr.
Williams was born and raised in our
parish, and left about nine yars ago
for A rkansas to nmanage a plantation
for a kiusman, and at the time of his
death was superintendent of several
cotton plantations for a large eyndi
cate, and was doing well. He was a
bright young man, andt a graduate of
Union College, Schenectady, N. Y.
Mr. Williams leaves three sisters, Mrs.
Geo. F. Blackburn and Mrs. Dennis
Brown, of our town; Mrs. Annie May
Flennuinug, of Columbia, Tenn.; and
two broeters, Mr. J. P. Williams of
Cincinnati and Mr. Branch Williams
of Manderville, Ark., to mourn his "
death, who have the sitcere sympathy
of the Banner-Democrat in their be
from 30 cents up. Made
by b)est Confectionery in
The finest and largest se
lection of Candies in
I e have the largest stock
of Christmas goods.
Don't buy until you
Mr. J. E. Hynes, of Vicksburg,
who-has been traveling through the
country for the past ten or twelve
years tunining pianos, and who
was in town for three or four
weeks left last Thursday or Fri
day for West Carroll. lie and his
partner got as far as Oak Grove,
where Mr. Hynes was taken seriously
e ill i He died on Sunday night and his
y remains were brought to town Mon
n day, and prepared for shipment to
n Vicksburg by undertaker Fousse,
e where we learu he has a wife HIis
a traveling companion says that he had
r beeu drinking very heavy, and that the
Sexposure in traveling had made him
-sick and that be died of pneumonia.
r He was about sixty years of age.
SGuenard Drug Store
has received for the
HIolidays a beautiful
- line of
Children's Story Books
n Hand Mirrors
S Lowney's Candics
r The largest assortment of
it HIURD'S Stationery ever
- brought to town.
l It was a shame to see how careless
is and foolish some boys handled the
e- furniture while the Methodist parson
age was on fire last Saturday morning.
Instead of carrying the furniture from
to the second story they would throw it
over the banisters and many costly
d things were smashed into kindling
d. wood. After this, some one should see
Sthat such down right foolishness does
not halppen again if our town is so urn
fortunate as to have another fire. It
would be better to have furniture to
hego up in smoke than to have lt broken
Sup in this way.
We are hoping that next week will
be cool and clear so that our country
Speople can come to town and that the
I merchants will have a good trade. It
Shas been many years since the stores
Shave shown a larger or finer selection
ly. of goods than they are showing for the
ud holidays this year. They have bonght
od heavily, and it is not right to send off
Sfor goods when you can boy right at
the home just as cheap. Keep the money
at home, and by doing this, you are
not only helping yourself, but your
S DuBose Powoell,
is now in Providence to practlie.
Kag. AyLL K OFD 0 DTAL WORK DOtV,
ity- io AL .WOs errn.eurArant.
ud Mrs. L E. Gardham wishes to sell or
set letes the Lake View aoteln property.
8ee notis in smother colosm.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED
YOU WILL FIND AT
A FRESM ANMD COMPLETE LINE OF
jitron, Raisens, currents, GAlmonds, Pecans,
&alnuts, Grape Juts, (racked Wheat.
Our Grocery Line is Complete.
WHO KEEPS THE BEST LIQUORS,
WINES, BEER & ETE.P
IFisc. an. Oysters every :Friday
HAMLEY B1RICK BL,6K.
W. S. ASUFORD & CO.,
- Office, 366 FuosT STET,
We make a Specialty of Long Staple and Bender Cotton, and
.i cofmplete line of
Rainy Day Skirts,
J. N. HILL & BRO.
"* o0 o
day from Memphis, where he has been
say that he guarsate all his work,
r. DBo Po l.
located for the put two years practlc
Ile has come down to spend the ho.l.
pLpot cOa f. Paid.
---Staples a Specialty.-
Give me a .all before
shipping Cotton. Guar- y
antee highest prices.
Orders taken for Future a
Roear of Bans Building.
F. B. & C. E. DAVIS,
Don't sell your Cotton until you
come to our office and see what it is
worth, and let us make you an offdr.
We are experienced in the business,
having worked for several years with
one of the largest cotton houses in
Texas, and for two seasons in New Or
Orders taken for Future
1O. OFF[CE in the Ilamley new
i.brick building opposite Gnenard's
. 'For Sale.
T, Three Ox teams, wagons and toging out
u Three Gasoline Boast. heap.
IoV. 3, I1 .
SAM GALANTY FRED. GA NTY
S. laant Br& Br,
. DEALERS IN- ;:
rDry Goods, Colthing,
Boots and Shoes,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Trunlsý's, ral1cer, Over -Shoes.
!&"Everpthing in our store is new and first class, and we
solicit a liberal share of your patronage.
The Lake ProvidenceBank,
THE LAK PYROVIDENCE BAXK issues BIank Drafts or Money .Orders
good anywhere in the United States. They are cheaper, and just as safe
as Post Office or Express Money Orders.
---THE FOLLOWING RATES--
Not exceeding $ 5.00 .,5c. $ 5.00 and not exceeding $25. 10o
$25 and not exceeding (;0, 15c $6C and not exceeding $80, 20c
$80 and not exceeding $100, 25c. and on up at rate of 25c per $100.
If a Bank draft is lost or misearried in the mails, you can get a duplicate
without delay. You do not have to fill out application. There are also
other advantages over, P. O. or Express money orders. (Give it a trial,
J. W. TOOKE, JR., Cashier.
SR. J. BURNEY & CO., ti
Bernard Building, Lake Street, Lake Providenoe,La
- D)ealers in
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
and everything kept in a First Class Store
Everything for I.acdles.
Everytthing for G-entlemen.
A FULL LINE OF GROCERIES.
DagrWe are here to stay, and by fair and honest dealing, we hope to
build up a first class trade. We solicit your business, and will do our best
to please you. Give us a call.
ii 11 r1 111Puu1 rýýtt UlttuPf ,i irrilo.. 1.
Billiard & Pool Room Parlor,
PHIL MCUIRE, Proprietor,
Next to Mvax Levy's Big 'Clothing StLor.,
...LAKE and .LEVEE STREETS...
Lake Pror'idenoe, : Louisiana,
BILLIARD and POOL TABLE. '
Choicest brands of Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, C:gar sand To
bacco. Keep on haud; Live Oak, pure Rye; Memphis Club,
pnre Rye; L T. Rippey, ex, orte. and reimported; J. E. Pepper,
hand-made sour math ]lourbcn; Jockey Club, hand-made sour
p mash; Melwood, pure Bourbon, spring '91; Rlobinsou County,
pure Rye; Be¬echwood, pure liRye.
Case Goods, full quarts-Old Ilourlon, 20 years old; W. R.
. MecBrayer, Old Taylor, the cream of Irish whiskey in jugs, im
ported; Windson Club 1880. This is the aboicent and most seleotJ
stock of this class of goods ever brought to this market. No ex*
Stra eharge for jugs.
THE GUENARD DRUG STORE,
JJ S. ~ Ei~ ARD, PROPRIToR
ltal1e street. Ijalae Providence, la.
Drugg, Jedicine;, Ghemical, atcent iedibine.
Carries a fill lirne of Pair~ts, Oilsr, 1f'arrisaes,
Brhs1es, Woliet soaps, Pc~rfrgery, Books, ViIe
Statioqery ard Glass.
Prescriptions Accurately Compounded.
Gee. W. McKee,
The cld IL.eolia.ble Grooery Houme
- Dealer In
Fine Whiskies, Wines and Cigars,
All ki~ds fFapIoy Fa'irly Etea-sies
We invite you to call and see our Stock of Canned Goods. We carry
a large line of different grades of sugir and coffee. We buy for cash
adn secure the discount, therefore we can sell for a small profit.
only w 0n khis
4 Yott will ie-ver feel that way if
-:4? *you wear clothes made by
Sthe best known Chicago Tailor. A nit o
Overcoat de by them will T OU
FRAME. Cnme in and pick out the goods
youreelf from the finest lne of n&M Iaee yut
r- 0ever saw. Yoi w.i win sure if you y_e on
are there. WThat more do you want if the
price is right We will see to TAIT, tan
IP YOU OOME EA*LY .
ou will get a shade the best of it. so 6
6AMPLIS DISPLAYiD 3, L
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