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Saturday, January 19, 1901.
Fifth District Levee Board.
Regular meetings second Wednesday's
Ir. January, April July, and October, at
JUDGIE RANSDEIL'S CHARGE TO
THE GRAND JURY.
Governor Longino of Mississippi, in
an address before the Soutlheru In
dustrial convention. said : "-Progress
and prosperity cannot exist, where a
proper regard is not shown for
the equal rights ot both labor and
capital, and respected alike by the
people; the one is not likey to hunt a
home, nor the other to seek invest
ment where life and property are not
sacredly protected by the courts and
Gentlemen, these words are wise,
and are the key-note to condltiobh
confronting us it this parish to-day,
where I charge you that a proper re
gard is not had for the law and where
the rights of individuals and the lives
of men are too slightly esteemed.
Lawlessness not only affects the le
gal status of a community. but disor
ganizes society, impairs trade and con
deiuns, ii the eyes of humanity and
civihlation, the society which permits
to go unpunished scts which disturb
peace and dignity, put law and order
at defiance, and dest roys the lives and
property of its citizens, whom govern
ment is supposed to protect. But'
does it? You are to answer the ques.
tion, gentlemen, and if in the nega
tive, then in the name of justice, in the
name of right, by the sacred honor of
your families and the sanctity of your
homes, exercise the great power vest
ed In you, and purge this coummuntty
of crime and disorder, and make
effective the laws of our country.
I mention your families and your
bomes,hecanse they are depetudent up
on you for protection. I ask you in
the name of the women of Loulaiana,
whose beauty of person, grace of man
ner and purity of life urge us to
shield them unsullied even from the
thought of crinme, and to destroy the
possibilities of Its horrors being flung
in their faces, as it too often is in our C
It may be possible, gentlemen, for e
us tostand lawlessness, but do you
want to expose youtr wiles and your
daughters, your mothers and sisters c
to Ii? Most certainly not; therefore
punish the law breaker. We make a
the laws and we execute them. Do
we exercsie this grave trust imposed b
hlit us Iby the Ruler of the universe, or q
assumed by us, and which we jeal- t
ously guard, as we should? DQu't all ii
of us, to a greater or less extent, wiak
at crime? Yee, and what is the effect
of it? A multipllcation of criminals. n
'the young and the Ignorant see what g
we do, copy us, and starting on the
wrong road,quit winkiug at the crimes st
of others and become themselves crim
inals. The world knows it and shuns
us, and thus, by the lazxiy in the ex
ecutlion of our law, couatenance of it
the law breaker and negative encour
agement of crime, we stand condemnuedt b
by our individual method, condemned
as parties to the ctdtivatiou or ere- e
atlhn of criminals, ad condcmned by
that ever-growing uumber-widowed
and orphaned-by the bat;d of anelgh
bor or friend, ia some unexpected o
etcouuter, because, forsooth, that in
neighbor or friend had not been punoo- i
Ished for breaking openly and daily ed
the law against ooncealed weapons.
There are criminals and criminals. t
Some are criminals by nature, dlesignu,
habit or profession. Others are crimt- be
itnals as a result of circumstsaces, or st
agewr. There are individuals in.. all st
aommunuitles whose . irresponsiblity i
and disregard for the rights of others, "
Is an eternal mensese to life and prp. tal
fray, their owi good sad to that of at
others. Such persons are eagiues of al
destruction. The consciences of men, 5t
the purity of women, human life and p
property rights are their victims. tot
Such people live by crimie. 'Then
there are others who, suddeuly aug
ered, or being intoxicated, or for in
some cause, which they do not have a
eulticient regard for law and order to "
resiel, become criminale by the doing tnt
ofan unlawful aet. tht
Lax administration of justice, by te
officesi of the law, and half bearted
disapprobation by society, is the food F
upon which corruption fattens. ot
Moral cowardice and false pity are de(
its guardianA. Official weakness, per- hot
sonal friendship and false sentinuent, o0t
encourage the law breaker generally. I
Iy a failure in our duty, or by an spe
hicompetent'exercise of the duties occ
entrUsted to us, we liolnse crime and St
'thta tend to cultivate instead of re- aur
Inisng it. the
To be a success as criminal offlt. w
wdre we must be thorough, severe mo
gnd impartial. We cannot expect tri1
:ne Ilaw to be observed when we per- ti
tait another to be broken at will, wo
cannot expect to prevent petty lar- bas
genay when we do not hoobunt the homi- kee
(de to the gallows or penitentiary; eso
pd when we permit the Sunday-law don
Ureaker to grow rich.hy virtue of his par
inllwful practices. The law sbould doil
ue just, andti deal with all men alike. a
Can we license one class of crimninals llqu
and effectually restrain ansoother? coU
Certainly not! And when we at- g
tewpt such, we create trouble for qui
ourselves and posterity, outrage our t
sense of right, degrade moral as well and
i riminroal law, and damn acts in our mig
ar'a d in the eyes of others, prin
.whirtlhb have for their only justifi6cS- am
tlho the frailty of men, and whose of
ti~b are baneful and blightlag. dre,
Aa1h pot preaching, gletlnmew ther
*"e ju; am holding counsel with 5Y
fyu my associates, In the executio, that
,the laWs of the state, rith he 5
soe@her. who seepted a mot I'
bUwpott tenast, with those whom 4 imatt
b eiyvmll exercise their grave dut a
e is in a manor worthy tbhe men whl ..vr
eyour tri nal and men wot~ .,,
gret tr'fIit the tate, ha ti wes
L, t- they ahould be ldowm
' p.t fpusrl -We net i raci
h bare -edEp s and high soclety In
Ihe presence of lawleasntes and cor.
Wapon. We can have no taoucial a4.
V ~- antement ti a comteenity, which by
AT a lax execelloe of its laws, frightens
capital away, ,ad we can instil into
the hearts of men no just appreciation
of our laws when we punish the sneak
itor. thief and turn loose the homicide.
Under the sanction of your oaths,
S ai4nd by virtue of your manhood there
is but one thing to do, and that is to
investigate all crime, irrespective of
persons, and lot our well directed
efforts ajd in the execution of every
AB. law which has hbeeu breached. If you
Sdeem a law to be wrong, injuriouts,
oppressive, or that it fails of its pur
pose, remember you are not the judges
of the law. That law is on our
statute books, and you are to aid iu its
execution,atnd if wronug.its prompt and
thorough execution will be the surest
day's method of getting it removed.
r, a (Gentlemen, we live in an age of pro
gress We Inhabit a land rich in us
lure's most bounteous and lastintg re
sources. We aspire to the attittttnent
of competence, peace, social and edu
cational advancement, and it pleasgs
, in ie beyoud meaku-e to kuow that we
tI- are going forward it some directions.
But compared with other sectinns of
re a this great country we are but snail, by
for the side of all express car. Such a
and confession is humiliating; and it is hu
the niliating to know that the national
it a cenrui of 1900 shows a decrease in our
t- population, during the last ten years.
not Why is this genulernen? Is it that our
country is an unfit place for men to
live in? Is it that life and property
i are not protected? or are there more
oies heal hful or butter farming aectious
day than outs. I think every one of these
re qutestions can be answered in the neg
here ative, except that which relates to the
lives execution of our laws. though I do not
pretend to say this s the sole or only
cause of the decrease in our popula
tr- ion Neverthel.ss,it is one of the
- leading csauss. And it is one of the
ant leading causes of our lack of material
mite development. To you, genilieume, as
tur well as all citizens of East ('arroll.
these are serious questions, and you
antl are representing the citiz'-ns of this
er parish and state." We area part of the
But' stat. alld what affects a part afleeis
Ithe whole. Our duties are twovfol-
those as individuals with individual iti
e la- terests, and individual rights to pIrotect
r of those as officers of a great coltltmon
weallb, sworn to execute its laws. We
rest- must not think that we can shirk atny
part of our duty. To do so, would be
sake to act a lie, and its effect would re
dound to our itijurv sooner or later.
At the last term of this court I felt
it my unpleasant duty to call the atten
S tion of the grand jury to an effort on
the part of cert iu thoughtless, or law.
ana, less individuals, to raise a riot and or
to" ganize a mob for the purpose of lynch
the inug a hot tomollie peddler for some
the trivial insult to a meddlesome boy. I
spoke at length on the evils of such a
uig course and reminded our citizens of
our the existence of this court, one of the
for exclusive functions of which, is the ex
ecutilo of the criminal laws of this
our state, and this function belongs to this
ters court and the officers of this court, anld
fore no private individual, or individuals;
ake and when atny mant, or men take, or
Do attempt to take, the law in their own
sed hands, they become criminals, and fre
or queutly commit a graver crime thatn
cal- the one committed by the persont
all they seek to punish.
Ink I had hoped not to have to repeat r
rect this charge, thinking that reason and
ale. not a lawless desire for personal ven
hat geauce would govern our citizens in
the their deallugs with each other; but
nes such has not been the case. r
m. On Christmas eve night, I suppose c
rns buoyed up with the desire to have a s
ex. big time, and make life miserable for
o thetown officers. a party composed of o
young rtmei, who pride themselves as I
ted being members of the best societrvyp
ed etc., etc, town officials' and others. h
re- eamrreptitiously eliot tire works against p
bythe law, atd when the onicere triedl
ed to ascertaiu the culpriis, guyed a
b special policemati Schulz, and oue
Sof the gamg tried to take his
stick away from him, and at the
n- lustigatiou of his fellows attempt- .s_
ly ed to throw Schulz dowu. There is
uo question from what I have beei able P
St6 learn, that all this was dote in atl
spirt of fun, but it.was rough anud St
Sboysterous, uand nio officer should be el
or sbjected to it. atd Schulz iecomnlg g(
all suddeuly eiraged struck the yountg t
alau who was so afiectiouately hugging tu
atd, trying to throw himdown, a sharp cr
tap ou the forehead, which staggered
Saud dazed the wrestler. Schulei re
of alizilg that he bad been hasty in
strikintg his play fellow immediately i
apologzed-.did all iu iis power to at
tone for his wrong-ut Anglo Saxon h
blood and Americau whisky were b
mixed, and marshal Peck acted wisely u
Sit masiug Schulz leave town at otice.
Sas events proved, for these genulemen
to who a few minutes before were laugh- P1
tug and joking Schulz, organtized
tg hemselves inuto* an armed mob atd
repaired to his house, for the purpose,
i am iufortmed of strappiug Schulz
and of making him leave the eouutry. ift
SFortunately several otfficers were pres.- re
Semt, who, after much trouble, persua- T1'
re ded the crowd miot to iivade Scbulz's
r- house antid to disperse, there beitg o itsh
1t, oIe there but his wife asdl child. -
y. For the sake of phssibilitie, let tu*I La
n speculatesa little as to wlhat might have Li
. occurred had these people folrid
j Schulz lie beitg a deternuiiied mItali Ca
Sand artled, might hiave killed some of b.
these youiig mtiet, il which case they
Swould utdoiibtedtly have tried aSid pru
most likely woullt have killed htilt
li had they found Sihlilz, apd bhad he 'of
tried to escape they would have shrt dis
Sat him and mnost likely killed bhim or
I woundiig him, .t ien they would t'r
have caught and perhaps uigg him to file
- keep him from telliig who did the (
;shbooting. I don't niean to sar. and I low
v don't believe that any man iu that H
s party started out witll the intettion of ben
L doing atiything Pxecept givlig tibis tiian dell
a severe whlppitg, but itflamied with nex
9 liquor and auger, the course ofeveant Coi
Scould have logically led to the lyuch- by 1
leg of a haro workiig aid usually B
quiet man, whose ouly crime was an Itol
r assault antd battery of oue who was noo
rtaking with his person objectiouable dren
aud aunrarrauted liberties, and who que:
might therefor properlyv be tlermed Ithe tiii
primary cause of all this trouhle. I wor
am informed that these men, or some O
of themn, were arnmed and that be leowi
drew and flourished their pistols in R
the streets; that they, or eonle of them, boal
say this mant eanot come hack here, coni
that they will beat him or kill him ii; Pro
be itoes, igg
It is your duty to lwvestigate thia t6wa
matter, gentlemen,ead ilttudict every the ,
Iman who was in that crowd for riotitg, to H
sad kr earrling concealed weapons, tecti
*vfry one who can be ascertained to' wave
ihae bad a pistol. If the oommuulty TI
waple to go to social ruin at break Trg
upok speed let such things as tbis go six p
unuoticed; let oue or two. or a balf amt
ldozen, say this or that man cannot and I
live here, and force him to leave asd there
we will gather momentumn as we htuntp proca
down grade on tbe moral depravity open
lract. Suachb, actlui bt the part of J
ty in the leading young, men of this town,
cor- was so violent, lawless and disgraceful
1a4.. that 1 helj).s. they wnaod like to blot.,
It by laexipriice frbm th ege ot. emory.
tens B ibe is i im ssie., ,t* 'deed is
Into done, ti vietit, Selis..belflete from
tion our parish by nlght"or insaeerecy. He
neak bas gone abroad into the world to
carry the tidings that a man's life is
athe, not safe in this community, for should
here an individual commit some slight
is to offence against one of the boys, the
'e of crowd will do him up. As Schlzhas
feted gone, we are ill upigaines this quesa
very Lion. Who will be the neit? For
f you they bare as much right to run one
'ios, man off as they have another. It
pur- seemsi to me that society is Indeed de
Idges 'graded, when the friends of a man.
our who has received a slight injury in a
la its personal encounter, mob his assailant,
t and andl run him out of the parish.
urest What are you for? What is the Dis
trict Attorney for? What is this court
pro- for? Mety who take the law in their
usna- own hands ignore our existence; but I
f re- charge you not to ignore them.
gIent Let these self-coustituted execution
edu- ers of the law know they are of
ease too much importance to be over
we looked; let outraged and istulted
ions. juit ice lay its restraining handt on
a of their disrespectful and thoughtless
Is by heads with such force, as to crumh
:h a therefrom blind and degrading pas
! hu- sion, and give reason, right and just
ional ice a change to get into their brains.
Sour Lawless men are worse than pesti
ears. lence and wild beasts. You can run
our fron one and have a legal right to kill
to the others. But von don't know how
aerty to take the lawless man. lie will slap
nore you on the back one minute, and slap
tiols a kuile into your side the next! Or
bese throw his arms around your neck itn
neg- funn, and soon after a rope around your
the tteck that yonu Iay be hanged, as our
Snot friends of the Schulz affair might have
onlv done and if so, Lake Providence woulnd
tula- probably, at the next session of (Cou
the gress have furnished the subject mat
the ter of asection of Presldent MlcKin
erial Ily's message to that body under the
, as dtegraditng heading of "l'he Lake
roll. IProvidence Lýyrching," for 1 douht
you very much If saltulz is a natursalzed
this j citlzon of this country.
I te I Gambling is preached agairnst as a
eits sin by the churches and legislated
lt- against as a crime by the state. It
is a nmost seductive evil,. and a most
ttect subtle crime. It is usually partial to
iOt back rooms and favors late hours,
when all sleep save its victims. This
State has battled against it vigorous
re- ly, anti with some success. The
*r. Louisiana Lottery, one of the most
ftl colossal gambling schemes and one ot
ten- the worst, because it catered to the
on young and ignorant, caused one of
law- the bitterest political contests this or
or- any ottier state ever witnessed, in
uch- which the friends of purity were vic-e
dtne torthus. The law in its far seeing
wisdom has at all times tried to pro
ha tect and guide( the young and un
the wary, and for this reason the law
ex- makers have legislated against cer
this tain kinds of gambling, among which
this that known as the slot machine, that
and infernal device which gets the boot
ials; black's nickels, the laborer's dimes I
or and the dollars of the sports.
wn There is a number of these things
fre. running in full blast in this parish,I
hanl where voung and old gamble. "It is
son a misdemeanor for any one to own '
and conduct a slot machine, a misde
e meanor on the part of a lessor to per
mad mit it to be conducted and a crime
Sto permit children to gamble on
but them. The crime is grave; its a
effect strikes at the very foundation
ose of social and moral order, and it
a a should be stopped. t
for My attention has been called to an
of open and flagrant violation of the
as Sunday law, which it seems is quite
.tv, prqvalent throughout the parish. I1
rs. have been requested by some of our
ist prominent citizens to charge you
ited specially to investigate this matter.
ed and I take pleasure in doing so.
ue This is something I overlooked at
he the last term of this gourt, else it 2
t- shtould have had my attention then.
i ° The violators of this law should be 21
le 1 punished; they defy thp law, ignore
-ithe Sabbath and too often oitrage
ud society, and the crime is - so preval- 61
be _ent that you can, by proper effort, 7
ag get abundance of evidence to indict 8
ni and convict, and you are under oath
ig to do all in your power to ferret out
rp crime. th
ad You are also charged to investl
ie" sate tile carrying of concealed weap- en
i ons, selling or loaning weapons to
t- minors, riding on levees, to investi- 1
Sgate the condition of the public 12
rebuildings of the parish and report 1
y upon their condition. g
. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTHif
'h DISTRICT LVEB BO&ARD.
e, I)elta. La., January 9, 1901.
iz The Board of Commissioners for the
I fifth Louiiatna Levee District met in 8
- rsgutlar session at D)elta. La,. this day.
- There wer present: J. T1'. McClellan, ie
Sprsdulnt: W. H. Ward. Madison par
0 ish; E. J. Ilainley. East Carroll parish; hel
G(; C. G(oldman. Tetsase parish; J. H. di
,Lambdin. Concordla parisb; A. T. bo
eLane, secretary. e
i Absentit: WV. H. Benj.amin, of East the
I Carroll. C, C. Cordill tf Tenses. and hbe
i B. B. P:arham ot Concordia. get
" A quorum being present the board
I procteddtl to ,butintess. as follows: d
(it toiotlion of M.. Ward, the reading a
e of mitllte's of prevtsons meetimg were ire
I dislelst' d with. Ohs
SReprts of the president and secre- (*2(
I tart were received, read and ordered and
Ot motion of Mr. Goldman, the fol- had
I lowir.g resolutions were atdhptd: and
I esolvetI. That tile president of ths an
board anti Congressman ,Jos. E. Rans- sam
dell are hereby requested to attenk the A
I next meeting of the Msissisippi River this
SCottmission: their expenses to be paid on I
by this boartl.
Be it further riesolved. That this den
iba-mrdl endorses the revetment works "orm
nIow being, constructed at Lake Provi- ther
dence, Kemipe and HBondurant. and re-.
quests our" r-pr.sealatives to urge on
the: River Comaission- to continue the
On motion of Mr. Hamle.. the fol- mot
lowing resolution was adopted: ao
Resolved. That the president of this taLe
Sboard be authorized and requested to erro
confer with the town conneil of Lake O
Providewe and arrange for the plant- adju o
igg of willows along the front of the elet
tdwn of Providtene, or beginning at 1901
the Alright levee and extending down
to Hag:lani. for the purpose of pro- A.
tect ng the lhrce at that point from
The prbocss verbal of the Stats
Trgasurer, 'showmg that twenty-year
six paIr per cent bonds of the board,1
amionuting to $1i51,000 hadlbeen paid
andl redeemed and the bonds described'
thereiu wrve reereed and the board Tb
proceeded to destroy 'said bynds ;n Grov
open session. p"
hinds amounthlg to $1,OtI) wlich tore
own, had been held by the board, were also
blot. All of said bonds were duly cancelled
nory. and destroyed, and the following pro.
d is cessi verbal of the destruction ordered
from spread on the minutes of this board:
He Fifth Louisiana Levee District,
d' to Process Verbal,
life is Destruction of Bonds,
Could Delta, La., Wednesday. Jan. 9, 1901.
ilight Be it remembered, That, whereas,
t, the the board of commissioners for the
Iz has fifth Louisiana levee district was author
quesº ized by act No. 44 of the Legislature of
For the State of Louisiana for the year 1886,
i one to issue bonds to the amount of ($500,
r. It 000) five hundred thousand dollars,
d de- due in twenty years from date and
man. payable at the option of the hoard in
in a ten years from date. upon notice given
ilant, to the trustee one year iu advance, said
bonds to bear six per cent per annum
Dis. interest, payable semi-annually, and
court represented by coupons attact.d to
their said bonds:
aut I And whereas. The said hoard acting
hem. under and by authority of said act No.
tion- 44. have issued bonds as follows:
e of Nos. 1 to 1001. $1000 each, issued
over- February 1, 1888, $1)0.000$.
ulted Nos. 1 to 50. $500 each, issued. Feb
oil rary 1, 1888 $25,000.
itless Nos. 101 to 140, $1000 each, issued
truhb October 25, 188,. $40.000.
pas- Nos. 141 to 315. $1000 each, issued
just. November 24. 1891. $175.000.
'ains. Nos. 316 to 375. $1000 each, issued
ieati- November 8, 1893. $60.000.
run Nos. 51 to 90. $500 each, issued No
vkill rember 8,1893, $20.000.
how Nos. 376 to 415. $1000 each, issued
slap December 1C. 1897, $40 000.
slap Total, $460,000.
Or All of said bonds were disposed of
k in and sold except-.
your No.375. $1000, issued November 8.
our 1893 $1000.
have Nos. 70 to 90, $500 each, issued No
ould venmber 8, 1893. $10.500
('oo- Nos 376 to 413, $1000 etch, issued
mat- December 10. 1897, $31,500.
Kii-. And vwhereas. Said board of commis
the sioners was authorized by article 238 of
Lake the constitution of the Stf:te of Louis
ouht iana of the year 1898 ahd by lot No, 14
ILzed of tihe l'gtllature of the State of Louis
iana for the ventr 1898 to issue bonds in
as a lien of those Ieretfiore i isued, to an
ated iamount not excteding ($500,000) five
It hundred thousand dollars, due in lifty
nost! ears froumi date and payable at the op
i1 to tion of the ioard at the end of forty
iurs, ears from date, and bearing interest at
t'hi the rate of 5 per cent per annum, pay
lts able semi-:nuu:illy, evidenced by cou
ous- pons aitached to said bonds.
Ih The1Te said bonds to be sold and pro
nost ceed, uted to retire outstand ºg twen
,e of tvi-year hniids, or to be giv in ex
the chiange therefor.
e of And whereas. On June 30. 1899. no
s or tice was tiled with Albert Baldwin, trus
,in tee. that. bonds-
vic- Nios- 1 to 100. $1000 each, issued reb.
etug r'ary 1, 1888. $100.000;
pro- Nos. 1 to 50, $500) each, issued Feb
- uary 1. 1888. 25.)000:
la w Nos. 101 to 140. $1000 each, issued
law October 75. 1888, $40,000.
cer- Total, $165.000,
uich would be taken up and paidJuly 1. 1900.
that Alid whereas, Thie treasurer of the
toot State of Louisiana has submitted to this
mies board his process verbal under the pro
visions of and in accordance with the re
ags quirements of section 5 of act No. 14 of
ish, 1898. showing, that hIonds to the amount
t is of ($151.000) one huindred and fifty-one
Wn Ithousanld dollars had been paid and re
ide- deeimedl anld duly cancelled, and has sent
)er- said bonds to the secretary of this board
ime as required by said act, to be destroyed
by said board in open session, and said
on bonds having been carefully examined
its and each and every bond having been
ion duly cancelled were destroyed by fire,
it the dates, series and numbers thereof
being as follows, to-wit :
an Bonds of the denotumination of -$500
the each, issued February 1, 1888, No,e. 1, 1
tite 3. 5. 7, 8. 9, 10, 12. 13, 14, 16. 17, 1
I 18, 19, 20. 21. 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31,
ur 33. 34, 35, 36 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42. 43,
ron44. 45. 4. 47, 48, 49, being forty bonds t
;er. aggregating the sum of ($20,000) a
so. twenty thousand dollars.
at Bonds of the denomination of $1000
each issued, February 1. 1888. Nos. 1,
2, 3. 4, 6. 6, 7. 8, 9. 10, 11, 12, 13. 15,
en. 16. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. 23. 24. 25, 26.
be 27, 28. 29, 30. 31, 32, 33, 34. 35. 36, 37.
re 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44. 45, 47, 48,
ge 49, 5, 51, 52,53, 54, 55, 57,58, 59,60.
al- 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66. 67, 68, 69, 70. 71,
rt, 72. 73, 74. 75, 76. 77. 79, 80, 81. 82, 83,
ict 84, 85, 86, 8.7. 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 98, 94,
th 95, 96, 97, 98, 99. 100. being ninety.six
ut bonds aggregating ($96,000) ninety-six
t- Bonds of the denorinasion of $1000
each, issued Octoben 25, 1888,Nos. 101.
1o2, 103. 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109,
S118, 119, 120, 121. 122, 125, 126, 127,
lic 128, 129, 130, 131, 132. 133, 137,
rt 138,139, 140, being thirty-fiVe bonds at
aggregating($35,000)thilrty.five thous- St
and dollars, making in all bonds at
amoun"ing to ($151.000) one hundred
Sfiftyone thousand dollars. th
And at the same time and place
bonds Nos. 71 to 90. $5000 each, issued
Novimber 8. 1893, $10.000;
No. 375. $1000, issued November 8,
in 1893, 1000; a
Nos. 37o to 415, $1000 each, issued dr
December 10, 1897, $40,000; 10
. a rounting to $51,000, having been
held by this board and not sold or
. disposed of, antd fifty year 5 per cent
. bonds having been issued iu lieu of fat
same, and the proceeds derived from the
the sale thereof, having been placed in vet
d Ihe state treasury to the credit of the wh
general account of this district, said wil
d twenty-year six per cent bonds
6mountting to ($51,000) fifty-one thous- co*
and dollars, were also destroyed by
fire by said board in open session.
making in all bonds atounting to
S($202,000) two hundred and two thous
and dollars destroyed. I
All of the above described bonds ctt
Shad the coupons due August 1, 1900, tIe t
and subsequent, attached, and were chu
cancelled by irremediably defacing pla
SAs required by act No. 14 of 1888, etpp
Sthis process verbal is ordered spread No.
on the minutes of the board. or
Witness the signatures of the presi
dent and secretary of said board of D
commissioneors and the oflicial seal
thereof, this 9th day of January, 1901.
[Seal.] J.T. M'CLELLAN, Pres.
A. T. LANE, Secretary. kno
Bill of O. N. Wilds, for levee tax sold
paid by error was presented when, on furn
motion of Mr. Lamnbdin, the bill was ary.
allowed for *35 30, amonnt of levee
taxes for years 1898 and 1899, paid by
On motion of Mr. Ward, the board
adjourned to date of next regular
ametetinug, second Wednesday of April,
J. T. M'CLELLAN, Pres.
A. T. LaN, Secretary.
I have just received a for
barge load of fine N
, coal and am now
S ready to sell you.
The best pertesriptlon for chblls P
Groves Tasteless CbliTolc. No core Gros
• pay. For sale at Gausard's drag boLt
Jso We are prepared to show J
our friends and customers .'
N. Iew0 oods N.
I ++I~ew Year 11
of The best brands of all Staples,
D. We have just received
SI Dress Goods, I
'!d Shirt Waists,
i HL andkerchiefs, L
to Our beautiful lisle
O. RAINY DAY SKIRTS.
ad DON SEND OPP FOR M L
- Umbrella or Parasol
ed ltil you see our linle.
d . There is hardly any use in
saying anything about our
o- SHOE STOCK. Every person
d in the tow-n and parish knows
that J. N. HILL & 3Bro. carry
the only first class line in
o' Children's, R
See us for Furniture.
Glotlhipg, Shoes and
d adie'1 Dreg$ Goods, r-immringý, ~ine Gloth Good0 ,
. hace, Silhý, Gloalj, Silk Wai9ts
VI MILLIK IN'S.
We are offering Extra Winter Bargains
In the Prettiest Stock of Goods
Yet Shown in Providence.
From now until Christmas we want to do a large
business, and to do it, we have decided to give a
HOLIDAY PRICE as an inducement. We will
ouarantee that no store in town carries the stock
that we do, the quality of goods we do, or sells at
a closer figure than we do.
J. S. MILLIKIN.
J, J, POWERS, Pres. A.F. NIlTZ, Vice Pros. T. i, BRIERLY, Sect,
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
Steamers BELLE OF THE BENDS, AMNIE
LaURIE and RUTH
Steamer Belle of the Beuds leav es Vcoksburg every Monday and Thursday
at 3 p. m.; returning, leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Steamer Annie Laurie leaves Vicksburg every Wednesday and Saturday
at 3 p. m.; returning. leaves'Greenville every 'l'uesday and Sunday evening.
First-class passenger and freight acconmmodatiouns. Boats brilliantly lighted
throughout with electricity. Lights in every stateroom. Cusine unsurpaessed.
YANCEY BELL; Agent.
8, The Rising Sun (Ind.) Recorder
says that "on Christmas day, An
d drew McNeff, at Marion, Ohio, was
100 years old--hale and hearty,
r with good eyesight without glasses,
it has never used a cane. He is the
if father of eleven children, nine of
n them living. He has been an in
n veterate smoker for eighty years,
e which according to popular theory,
will shorten his life, weaken his
constitution and destroy his health."
. For Sale or Fxohange.
, Homes for farmers, blacksmiths, mer
chants and others. Lots 66x10 leet for
850. Will also trade for horses, mules.
c cattle, corn or land. Miles of levee for cat
tle to pasture on, a beautitul lake. store,
church and school near by. House and
land at reasonable prices. All on Alpha
plantation, eight miles from Lake Provi
dence. La., and three miles from the Missis
sippi river. Address,
DR. R. W. SEAY,
No. 7036 Magazine street. New Orleans. La.,
or C. R. EGELLY.
Lake Providence La.
f Dsc. 22, 1900.
For Sale or Lease.
The Gardham two-story brick building,
known as the "Lake View Hotel,' will be
sold on easy terms, or rented. Partly
furnished, PosSession given 1st of Febru
ary. For terms, see
O. P. HAMILTON,
at Milliken's Dry Goods Store.
SPatet Lwyeou WASH IrNGTO, D.C.
PFor chills anmodel, arial e eorphotaoe
bottle pilositivelynd' maluarial teer, told atke
Grouen Tastelese Chill Toujc, Etery
bottle positively guarantes. Sold at
G ueuard'. drug eture d
r DESSOLUTION OF COPARTNER
The co-parluership heretofore ex
ilting between R. J. Barney and N. II.
Byerley has been dissolved by mutual
consent. Mr. Burney assumming all
assets and liabilities of the firm, who
will continue the business.
R. J. BURNEY,
N. H BYERLEY.
Lake Providence; La., Jan. 8, 1901.
We have made arrangements with
the Lee line steame:s and the Memphis
& Cincinnati Packet Co., tP handle
freight from St. Louis and all points on
the Ohio river. We will connet with
them at Memphis.
ED. NOWILAND. JR.,
Captain Steamer Delta.
J. C. POSTAL. Clerk.
is now in Providence to practice.
ALL KINDS OF DENTAL WORK DONE,
AND ALt WORK GiUAR.iNTEED).
J. M. KENNEDY,
Lake Pro vidence, La.
WILL PRA4CIICE IN
ALL THE COURTS.
Memphis and Vicksburg
For Lake Providence, Greenville,
Arkansas City and All Way
Ed. Nowland, Jr............ Master
Joe Postal ......................lerk
IV. U. Spann. Traveling Representative
Leaves Memphis every
"'Tuesday at 5 p. It.
Will leave Memphis ~..VERY Tees
day at 5 p. m. until furt her uotiee.
JOS. W. M4RTIN. W M. P PHIIIJIS.
F o i rmerly with ooks. Neely& C.
296 AND 298 FRONT STREET,
MEMPHIS, TEN N.
We Make a Specialty of Bender and Long
LIBEBL ADVANCES MADE ON sAME.
Lake and Levee Ste.,
Lake Proyidence, La.
.DEAL R INS
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS.
The Finest Line of Clothing 'Car
• wiried in the City. *
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coats.
Trunis, Valises and Hand Bags,
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
. D. & S. ,SPENGLER, AGTS.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
and All Building Material.
Cheapest Place in the South. Write for prioes before purehasing elsewhse.
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoOAX.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : Louiislaa.
'- '2 _ -: -- __ _
YA.ZOO l8 MIRSI!8SePI VALLEY
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON
JANUARY 28th. 1900.
No. 23-Leave Memphis 9:00 a. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7'00 p. nm.
No. 5-Leave Memphis 7:35 p. mn.
Arrive Vicksburg 2:10 a. m.
No. 5-Leave Vicksburg 2:20 a. tm.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. rn.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. rn.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. m.
No 24-Leave Vicksburg 7:16 a. mn.
Arrive Memphis 6:35 p. tm.
No. 6--Leave New Orleans 4:00 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 11:25 p.m.
No. 6-Leave Vicksburg 11:30 p. hin
Arrive MeImpiis 6:30 a. nm.
No. 22-Leave New Orleans8:40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:06 p. m.
VICKSBURG AND GIREENVILLE
.Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. m., arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. m.
Leave Greenville 6 a. m.; arrive at
Vicksburg 10:00 a. nl.
For further information apply to
A Q. PEARCE.
C. P. & T. A.. Vicksburg. Miss.
JNO A. SCO'TT,
Div'n. Pass'r. Ag't. Mempbis, Tenn.
Lake Providence - - Ies
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, Now, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Casesad Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Order
CITY B& SH:OP,
- Lake Street,
W.IA. MAa ........ :.... Proprietor
Up-to-date work '~
at Popular Prices.
Agent for Metnlhis Steam Liah ry1
Queen & Crescent
The Best Line
XNorth aznct "lamt.
The Summer Tourist's favorite
ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H. SMITH, G. p. A.,
New Orleans, La.
W. STOMS, ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
Tulane University of
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Cot, Eue& TuECHaxoory.
Meehjtnieal, Electrical, Chemical,
Sugar, Civil and Arotnteotural
H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College
for Young Women, witht Art and
Fall Term of above opens October 1st.
Medical l)epartment opens Oct 18th.
Law Department opens Nov. 12th.
For catalogues, address
Secretary of University.
Anyone seendting a eket' D nd
quickly acrtain obr i u,.T rtk e
Arbbi.elyier.tatd weekly lo, n· ,
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