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• Fire W orks!!!
We have the largest assortment of FIRE WORKS you
ever saw in Providence. Don't purchase until you see
our stock. MAGUIRE & SCHNEIDER,
Situ day, December 22, 1900.
J. E. RANhDEI.I., W\. 1H. 31(,NTOOMERY
F. X. RANSIDEILL. Notary I'ubl
- Insurance ,Agent.
Attorneys at Law
-A N 0-
Real Estate Agents,
Lake Providence, La,
WVILLT. \.X(TICE IN TIlM C()'rTS( OF
EAs'r (CA.:oL(IL, WFsT C(AutA.I. AND)
MADIsO(,N PAtollti;s, AND TIll: STATE
il'1 l.tI'A E cut KIT.
Clifton F. Davis,
Lasl E3r-str to . .gt.,
Lak, L Pre i(ieInce, La.
Hl4.VING: JUST FINISIIEDI A ('OMPI.ETEI
BIISTi.r(T ()0 ALL tE LANIDS IN EAST
.AHROtJL. I AM I'IEPAIIEID T F'r( NIS II
ABsTAC"rS oF TITLES oN SlloRT NOTICE,
E. WAYLES BRO)WNE,
STENOG.RAPHER ANDI NOTARIY PUBLIC.
W. 1) HIý:LI,, W. B. PIERCE.
DOCTORS BELL AND PIERCE,
Our oflice is located in the (,ii(e: for.
maully oecupti(-(d by Hlon. C. S. Wyly.
)Dr. Pierce's residence. The Egelly
Ilocal and Parish News.
The century is fast drawing to a
Tl'he scbools will be closed all of
Close your places of business on
Caldwell has a lot of first class
A Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year to all.
Col. W. H. Benjamin was a visitor
to town ori Tuesday.
See Millikin's pretty window dis
play of handsome china.
You will find fruit cakes at Ash
bridge's that can't be beat.
Bud Stein is in town, and will re
main until after the holidays.
There should he a flourishing busl
ness in town to-day and Monday.
See what J. N. lill & Bro. are offer
ing to-day in the way of bargains.
Look at the beautiful lines of Xmas
goods on display by our merchants.
The Epworth League meets every
Sunday evenulg at the Methodist
Get a jug of "lRed Suapper" at Mc- I
Kee's, if you want to make first class
Rev. C. Mahe returned from Milli
kln's Bend and Delta on the Belle last
There Is no road from Walker's
residence to the end of the corpurate
:lmits on the lake.
Mr. E J. Ilamley is building a large
warehoqse behind the building used
by him as an office.
There were lots of drunks, fights
ansud knockouts among the colored peo
pie last Saturday night.
Make your purchases from the mer
chauts who advertise. They want e
your trade and ask for it..
Servicesat the Episcopal Church to.
morrow morning at 11 o'clock and at I
7:30 o'clock in the evening.
The fog last Friday, Saturday and a
Sunday morui.gs caused stamboatse to o
get behind ten to ftifteen bours.
Before another issue of the Banner
Democrat Christmas will be hre and
we wish a Merry Christmas to you.
It is reported that the bank is cav
nlog at a rapid rate above town,, and r
that the river is doing much damage.
Services will be held at the ('atholic a
Church to-morrow moringi at half u
past ten and inu the evening at half past a
Tuesday was a beautiful day, the t
sun shining bright and anything like
December weather. The mercury
was up to 70.
Charley Gregory, a coloredt black
smith and wood worker, is building a I
shop near the colored church on
Cootractor Hamley received several
car loads of lumber from a saw mill
n Arkansas last Friday uight by the a
We are glad to see Mr. Toue De
:Oay able to be out n his crutche.. a
after a month or more spent in bed t
ith e brokeu leg.
Make some. poor person happy ott
brItmas mnorn by remnembering
hel with some little, gift. You can
Ao u ith little cost to yourself.
Sjeer Fulgum makes mattresses t
.' renovates old ones. He does first
lsework. If you have anything in
ia jje to be done see him.
siye 98artoe his Alpba plauna.
s BIeaeb's Bead, for sale,
thbeR*iepal chatch I
- tW ls
10 cure a :cold in one day take
ILaxative BIro.Quinine. All druggists
refunlrd the mores if it fails to cure
25cts. E. W. Groves signature is on
each box. Sold at G ueuard's drug
Fine jewelry is the most
suitable for C rli i st iIIas
gifts. See ouri' lispl, y.
Suenard .Drug Stole.
Last Saturday night down sear the
fair grounds Fred Speaks knocked
Bti!l Lee off his horse with a club.
Both are colored men, and were' rid
ing. Speeks a:,d Lee's horse have
been missing since thee, and no doubt
he has skipped the' country with the
E We nUderstand that a gasoline boat,
with two or three hutnters on board,
had great sport down at the large
bar below town last week. The party
killed over two hundred ducks and a
great many wild geese. They had a,
large number of de.coy ducks and
geee out, and had no trouble in
Mr. and MIrs. Dennis gBrown arrived
last Sunday from Louisville, which
city they left on Wedneesday after their
marriage. l'hey are both popular
young people with every one, and have
been receiving congratulations during
the week from their many friends.
We welcome them back and wish for
them a happy and prosperous future
Miss Isabel Montgomery, the pretty
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Mont
gomery, who has been visiting rela
tives in Alexandria since the middle
of summer, returned home last Friday
after a delightful visit and pleasant
time spent in that city. We welcome
the young lady home. lier brother, e
Mr. John Montgomery, returned with I
Charley Whittington sold out his
livery stable business last week, which I
makese the hundredth time, more or
less, that he.has sold out In the past
few years. Our friend Whittington
has a mania for building stables and
then selliig out at a discount just to
get to build another stable, which be
says he is going to do about opposite
the Egelly Flouse.
We call the attention of our readers
to the card of the steawber Della, in
which it says that arrangements have
been made with the Lee line steamers
and the M1emphis and Cincinnati
Packet Co., to handle freight from St. h
Louis and all points on the Ohio river, ,
making connection at Memphis with It
these boats and handling all freight p
south of that point. See notice. tl
Santa Claus. driven by his large hb
drove of Reindeers and his great big
wagon. loaded high up with toys and
everything to mike the little ones
happy, will make his rounds next n
Monday night. How happy and joy- b
ful the little ones feel upon wakening
Christmnas morn' and seeing what y
Santa Claus has brought them. It is
the happiest time of their lives.
Sc ou r i spl ay of hand- tc
sonic Christmas novel
(uelnaivd I)rirt.l Store.
ILong's one horse circus arrived last be
Monday about eleven o'clock and ii
pitched their tent in time to give anR c
evening performance. It was a"rocky" o1
turn out, and about as tio-count as tH
they generally get. They had nothing i
to show, and only hadi about five per.
formers. It would be better not to hi
allow such fakes to pitch their tents, L
or if they do, make them pay the full at
A gentleman was heard to remark gi
the other day that he had occasion to
make the trip last week from the rail- bi
road to Providence by the mail route at
that crosses the river at this point, c'
andl thaLt tbse negro mail carrier when
on his way with the mail etopped and
shot crape with other negroes for fully
an hour. Mrs. Taylor should report
We had a pleasant call fromr presid- '
ig elder Shallahorn, of the St. l'eter's
M. E. Chiurch, on Saturday last, who
has conducted services in town. in the
lower neighborhood and Buneh's N
Bend since his arrival. Elder Shalla- di
horn is a prominent man of his race, a
and his advice to his people is always
good. lie is best known iu the lower w
part of the State, where he was raised, i
and where he is highly spoken of by
the papers of that section. t
"Lote of church people who do a
lot of talking about giving up to ts
others, says the iMarayunnk Philoso- hi
pher,"don't give up when the collec- G
tion plate is ipassedt." re
The merchants will do a large busi-.
ness to-day and Monday. They are
-owi tg a handsome line of every.
t(liig oultable for presents, and they *
ibeeld b.Ubertally patrouniaed.
r,·elPttil MIOulrae, who west down
to Or.tlwa a couple of weeks ago, Fe.
~tui-ed, last ''uetsday to spend bis d
i the boys at hbasen. s
,I i/kiweli, and uo doubt his trip i
paid himt. It4
$100,000 to Loan on
We have $100,000 to loan on cotton
consigned to us, at the rate of 8 per
cent. per annulm. Being believers in
higher prices, we are willing to make
loans witl>n 20 per cent. of the actual
valne of cotton at time of delivery, and
bold your cotton until ordered to dis
pose of same Our charges for storing
and selling will be as reasonable as
could be asked for, and you can feel
assured our sales will more than ec!ual
any madle in New Orleanus, Memphis
or Vicksburg. We solicit a trial ship
ntent. Call on our representative, Mr.
Sol Cohen, at the Lake Providence
Bank, who will be pleased to make
you advances and give you any infor
mation you may \wish.
TIlE \VALDAUER CO.
We are Ca'LTvinlg a line
of o'otls IICVIer handled
lbefore ill to(lw . \e ehave
gold jewelry, ebony
goodls of all killnds, c)ony
goods trirmnmed in silver.
T'l1hey will miiake Ii an d
soIme Christmas gifts.
Call and see our big
G( 1enard Drug Store.
It is our duty to celebrate Christ
mas in a betitting manner, and we
should look forward to that day asone
of Christian devotion. Then let us
attend divine worship. Let us give
up part of it at least, by giving thanks
to "Him on High." There is too
much drunkeuness, debauchery and I
other things on this grand day, which
should not be indulged in. and let
there be less of it this Christmas than I
heretofore. You will feel better and
be respected more.
Rugs Rugs ,
Aunt Sallie McGowen, an old col- C
ored woman who has been running a a
colored hotel for years in town, and r
who furnishes early coffee to most of t1
the store keepers and clerks and meals It
to the boys who take early starts for c
hunting and fishing, had a big turkey ,
supper one night last week, and we L
learn thst'it was as fine as could be b
prepared by any one. Aunt Sallie has it
the respect of the white people, who p
help her along in making a living.
Mr. 1)uBose Powell has his dental
office with l)r. Bernard, over the Gue
nard drug store, and will be ready for
practice on Monday next. Mr. Powell
has been connected for the past two
years with one of the finest dentists in
Memphis, and the young man comes
highly recommended. Call on Mr.
Powell If you have any dental work
to be done.
A reliable colored man a few days
ago from Greenville, says that city is
full of small pox, and that there has
been a great many deaths: from the
lisease. lie says that not half of the
cases are reported. The authorities I
of our parish and town should be on
the watch, as it is liable to be brought
here at any time.
The three chairs and two sofas will M
be drawn for on Christmas day at cs
Levy's big store on the corner of Lake fo
and Levee streets. The chairs and ti
sofa are very fine and to-day you
should purchase enough of goods to Ia
get a free chance ou them, at
Last Monday and Tuesday were
busy days with our merchants. The t
amount of furniture bougut by the Pt
ciloredi people was immense and it se
shows that they are putting their
money to a good purpose.
The ladies of the Episcopal Sunday I tr
School will have a Christmas tree iu
the Chorcb on the evening after
Christmas, (Wednesday) at 7 o'clock,S
when the children will be remembered w
by their teachers and friends. to
Mrs. G M. Franklin left on Wednes- t
day for Vicksburg and will return to-. a
mnorrow morning with her daughter, ut
Miss Minu, who will spend the holi- t
days at home, and then return to her t
school duties at the Convent.
January 1st, 1901, is the day in
which the colored people will celebrate t
their natal day of freedom iu accord- d
ance with the emancipation proclama
tIon of President Lincoln, issued on 2
the slet day of January, 1868. ri
Miss Pearl Fisher, the bright daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fisher, who
has been attending the high school at
Greenuville for the past session, will
return to spend the holidays with her ti
White is showing extra flee bar.
gahis ia overcoats, at 8.00, $060 ned S
$11.00. For thi line of overcoats tIhe e
price cannot be beet to any 'city. See a
the line of evereoats at White'a.
There will be eseterecme o bn tsae
day at the diffr-CrZt eirrbes,otp, i
so eul plodle tiwg sb. p es *ahw ' r
Ii Is rigist tbayee shoelf#give Shank E
to God on high.
We call the attention of our readers
to the advertisement of the Lake
Providence Bank, in which it says that
the bank Is ready to issue drafts or
money orders good anywhere in the
United States. They are cheaper and
just as sale as post office or express
money orders. The bank will issue
drafts at the following rates, which is
less than the poet office charges:, Not
exceeding $6.00, 5cts; $5 00 and not
exceeding $25.00, 10cts; $25.00 and not
exceeding $60 00, 15cts; $60.00 and not
exceeding $80.00. 20cts; $80.00 and not
exceeding $100, 25cts; and on up at the
rate of 26cts per $100. If a bank draft
is lost or miscarried in the mails, you
can get a duplicate without delay.
You do not have to fill out an appli
cation, the cashier will do that for you,
and you will fiud a bank draft with
1 many other advantages over post
office money orders. You will find
the rates given above much cheaper
and much more convenient to you.
r The bantik has just inaugurated this
kind of business, and everyone who
wishes to send off money should take
advantage of it. Give it a trial.
from 30 cents up. Made
hy- )est Confectionery in
The finest and largest se
lection of Candies in
We have the largest stock
of Christmas goods.
Don't buy until you
Ten years ago there was hardly an
acre of ground in cultivation west of
the saw mill. To-day the old Joe's
Bayou country, that was the garden
spot of old Carroll, is again coming to
the front, and there is not in cultiva
tion 2,000 acres of land, several hun
dred houses built on different planta
tions. It will only be a few years
when it will again be the garden spot
of the parish. The land is rich and
productive, easily making a bale of
cotton to the acre, with little hard
work. There is a big change in that
part of our parish, and if a person has *
not visited it in the past few years and
would now go and see it, he would not
know the country, there has been suchb
a change taken place in that short
length ef time. Land will be hard to
purchase in the next few years in that
Mr. W. Lehmann, the grocery man,
is now receiving every week front
New Orleans by the steamer Dewey,
red snapper, fresh mackerel and Bayou
Cook oysters, packed in ice, and they
are just as fresh and as nice as if sold
right in the city. Mr. Lehmann sells
the red snappers and mackerel accord
ing to size and the oysters at fifteen
cents per dozen, cheaper than they
were ever sold before in town. Mr.
Lehmann wants to build up a large
business in this line, and he will do it
if he keeps up as he is doing at the
Guenard Drug Store
has received for the
Holidays a beautiful
Children's Story Books A
The largest assortment of
IIURI)'S Stationery ever
brought to town.
Mr. Dave Minsky brother of Mrs. *
Max Levy, arrived last Sunday. He
cate to spend a few days with his
folks, and will remain until next week.
Dave is now representing one of the
largest shirtwaist houses in Chicago,
and only visits the larger oities. We
were glad to see him looking well and
to learn from him that he had a nice
position. Dave is a hustler and will
sell goods if such a thing can be done.
Lucy Williams and Sarah Trimon,
two negro levee women, got into a
ight downi at one of the camps on the
Salem levee last week, and the Trimon
woman was dangerously cut. She had
to be brought to town for medical
treatment. Lucy is a cocaine fiend,
and it is said that when she is partly
under the influence of this drug that
she is a regular demon. After doing
the cutting she made her escape.
In a paragraph last week we said
the river had reached 39 on the Provi
deuce guage, which should have been
29, a mistake of ten feet. When the
river gets to be around the 39.foot 4
notch, we begin to think of high
water and overflows.
The Methodist conference has re
turned Rev. J. M. Henry as Presiding
Elder of this district and has sent to
Providence Rev. James Densonr of
Shreveport. Bev. H. O. White wll go
to Arcadia. He will not leave antiW
after Christmas. ic
Dr. W. IE Long ts now at bJl me
i tho teood waorut, bvIng emS emt
Doctor Is wsalmd bsk Sy byhl many
'( W hite's.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED.
YOU WILL FIND AT
A .RESI-1 AND COMPLETE LINE OF
Citron, Raisens, Currents, Almonds, Pecans,
Walnuts, Grape Juts, racked Wheat.
Our Grocery Line is Complete.
WHO KEEPS THE BEST LIQUORS
WINES, BEER & ETC.P
3F1sh and Oysteers every sriday
HAMLY B.FRICK BLfOK
W. S. ASHFORD & CO.,
- Office, 366 FRONT STREET,
We make a Specialty of Long Staple and Bender Cotton, and
A complete line of
Rainy Day skirts,
J. N. HILL & BRO.
f a o
tpwn. We als o. ve
We have now at our
stables for inspection the
finest lot of mules that
town. We also. have
nother lot of fine horses
just in. Call and take a
J. R. Caldwell.
Spcot Oamhth Paid
-.Staples a Specialty.
Give me a call before
shipping Cotton. Guar
antee highest prices.
Orders taken for Future
Rear of San B3uilding.
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 offer.
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
Ordes taken for Future
nigOFFICE in the Ilamley new
briek building opposite Guenard's
Three Ox team,. wagons and logging out
Three Gasoline Boats, cheap.
J. L. McOEI1EE,
Nov. 3, Im.
SAM GALANTY FDMR LATY
S. galany& Br.,
- DEALERS IN
Dry Goods, Colthing,
Boots and Shoes,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Tr'uni .., aralioeas Over S)hoes.
I~iEverpthing in our store is new and first class, and we
solicit a liberal share of your patronage.
THE LAKE PROVIDENCE BANK issues Bank 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 .05e. $ 5.00 and not exceeding $25. IOc
$25 and not exceeding ý6C0, 15e $60 and not exceeding $80. 20e
$80 and not exceeding $100, 25c. and on up at rate of 25c per $100.
If a Bank draft is lost or miscarried 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. 0. or Express money orders. Give it a trial,
J. W. TOOKE, JR., Cashier.
i lil R. J. BURNEY & CO., ' iIi
Bernard Building, Lake Street, Lake Providence, La.
- Dealers in
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
and everything kept in a First Class Store
Everythfing for Lsad.iles.
"lveryiithing for Gentlemenn
A FULL LINE OF GROCERIES.
i*We 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.a
Billiard & Pool Room Parlor,
PHIL M'CUIRE, Proprietor,
Next to Max Levy's Big Clothing Store,
...LAKE and LEVEE STREETS... 4
t Lake Providence, 2 Louisiana,
BILLIARD and POOL TABLE.
Choicest brands of Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, O gars and To
bacco. Keep on hand; Live Oak, pure Rye; Memphis Olub,
pure Rye; L T. Rippey, exi ortel and reimported; J. E. Pepper,
hand-made sour mash Bourbcn; Jockey Club, hand-made sour
mash; Melwood, pure Bourbon, spring '91; Robinsou County,
pure Rye; Beechwood, pure Rye.
Case Goods, full quarts-Ohl Bourbon, 20 years old; W. H.
McBrayer, Old Taylor, the cream of Irish whiskey in jugs, ia
ported; Windson Club 1880. This is the ebhoicest and must selet
stock of this class of goods ever brought to this market No er
tra euarge for jugs
THE GUENARD DRUG STORi,
..J S. GUIE:NARD, PROPRmaeTOR
I.alte Silreet. La'Lroe Providence. I.a,
Thugg, Tledicineg, bhemicalI, patent ..edieine.
Giarries a thll linre of PaiI)ts, Oils, Iarqisl.es,
Bruslhes, Woliet Soaps, Perftriery, Books, -ii~e
Statiorery ard Glass.
Prescriptions Accurately Coinpounded.
Geo. W. McKee,
The Old. Leliable Grocery -touse
Fine Whiskies, Wines and Cigars,
All ki~id efFa~cy Fa~-rily G 1e-dles
We invite you to call and see our Stock of Canned Goods. We carry
a large line of different grades of sugar and coffee. We buy for cash
and securethe discount, therefore we can sell for a small profit.
) }n OrQtor ' ' eaks with Qrae
. ,, , ,only when this
SCelothes fit h im
ill at ease Sn ill-fitting clthes,
You wilt never feel that way if
- you wear clothes made by
the best known Chic-go Tailors. A *ult or
I , Overcoat made by thern will PI' YOUR
El FRAME. Come in and pick out the goods
yourself fromn the flnest line of namles you
ever saw. You will win sunre if you ave ou
one of these suits. The Fit and the Quality
are there. What more do you want -f the
price is right? We will see .to TtIAT, end
you will get more satisfaction than you
ever had before.
IP YOU OME011 EARLY
you will get a shade the best of it, o do
SAMPLES DMPUAYse at
I. D. GOOWIN. 4 &..
We do all kds of b Work -