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PUBLISHED EIVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
JAMES N. TURNER.
Publisher and Proprietor.
8Bt~ S ITION: $200 PER YEAR.
Sa day, March 30, 1901.
Fifth District Levee Board.
Regular meetings second Wednesdays'
It. January. April .July, and October. at
The temperance agitation started
in Topeka, Kansas, by Mrs. Nation,
has resulted in bringing out the
heaviest registration in the history of
that city. The registration shows
15.000, of which 6,000 are women.
Candidates have been put up by the
law and order league, and it is thought
they are going to win. The election
will take place next Tuesday.
The Distriet Jtudge over at Monroe
seems to want to make that wicked
old place a better town morally.
mnd through his charge to the
grouand jury that body is playing the
diekens. It returned a big batch of
.Iudict'nents against saloon men and
o'thers for violation of the Sunday
1w, It has caused a big rumpus.
~ d there will be a red hot municipal
a Ight on the strength of it.
V'.The Baton Rouge Truth says that
4General T. C. Catchings, who re
'' 4ently voluntarily retired from Con
:gress, is being spoken of as the next
Governor of Mississippi. Gen Catch
} s is one of the ablest and most
edonspicuous Southern statesmen to
: ,:day, and his selection as Governor
-would be a distinctive honor to Mis
a: fsippi." Gen. Catchings should be
a in the U. S. Senate, and the State of
Mississippi should send him there.
4 President McKinley has accepted
an invitation from the citizens of
New Orleans to remain over a day!
in that city on his way to California. I
Preparations are already started to
give him a royal welcome and re
ception; and we doubt if in all his
travels he will find a more united city
in all the Union to give him a more
hearty welcome than the noble people
of the Crescent City. The 30th of
April is the date on which he will be
William Jennings Bryan is snoop
ling in the mayoralty fight in St.
Louis, and his "Cormmoner" is at- i
tacking the Democratic candidate
Wells, because he opposed Mr.
Bryan's free silver opinions, which
a great many other true I)emocrats
did. Mr. Wells is the nominee of
the Democratic party, selected by
Democratic primaries, and instead t
of Mr. Bryan opposing his election
he should be giving him a helping B
hand. It is more like revenge on a
the part of Mr. Bryan. a
The Czar of,Russia seems to be p
having a hard time dodging assassi
nation, but he will get it sooner or
later. The socialist party is very t
atrong in that country, and the riots
now going on is giving both the
police and military forces all they c
can do to keep down public demon- o
Sstratlonas against the Czar and his
Sgovernment. The socialists would F
Sbe delighted to see some country at B
war with Russia. If such a thing n
hboold happen, Russia will have its
hands full right at home.
SA destructive cyclone did terrible
havoo at Birmingham, Ala., last Mon- c
jday. Twenty or more people are tl
S*ports4 killed, while hundreds were
more or less inbjured. A large num
Sof buildlang were demolished. The.
lonepassed through several ehtn
r4 th Allabarma and Georgia, and
the destructiona to both life and prop
d f' was gret. At Columbus, Ga.,
c j onsiting of engine, tender, bi
age ear, two eoaohe and twelve
cars were blown fiom the
, k wbiltouieg at the rate of
St s now great fear that Japan
be fc a iso a war with Ruoe
the way hi which Russia is 1
I t.ispn4ed teuritory ques
mu China. The seeretary of the th
legation in London says he
- .veruneet must ight Russia th
or later and Japan haa no ip
the resolt. ge asys "asszma.e S
Chiha signr the treaties, I C
.Great Britai., Gepmany ce
Uealsted States will pstet to M
. t t tais ab o tas faras S
and about as mauoh pa to
al With Japan iS is ast
We copy below an article from the
New Orleans Picayune which makes
interesting reading at the present
time. It shows the comparative
strength of the different countries
in case of war in the "Far East."
It is said that Japan and Russia will
lock horns over the disputed tern
tory in China; anti if they dlo, other
countries will he drawn into the war:
The somewhat strained situation in
the Far East, which may ultimately
lead to an open rupture, and even war,
between several of the great powers,
makes a comparison of the respective
armnaments of those powers likely to be
T tongaed of much general interest at
the present ti tie. Although at the
pre-ent moment Great Britain. Russia
and Jap'n appear to be the only coun
tries assuming a quasi belligerent atti
tude, an outbreak of hostilities be
tween any two of them would be pretty
Sc rtain to involve socue, if not all, of
It has been reported, and with some
Sdegree of truth, that Japan is prepur
ing to actively resist the attempts of
sI i;:;at to absorb the northern pro.
i:(ies of China. The Japanese squad.
re'n is reported to have sailed from
.Jual):Ip to the ('o'rean coast, and a nieet
ing of all the important military com
at iti'ders of the Japanese Empire has
been ordered by the Japanese Minister
of \Var, for the purpose of considering
piat's of hiiome defiense.
ad As far as Great Britain is concerned.
n, no miove has been made since the ar
se rangement of the dispute with Russia
of oer the railway siding at Tien.Tsin;
but the dismissal of the British Collec
5n or of Corean Customts, due to Russian
i. influence, has infused a fresh element
ohe f danger into the situation. Both
.Je l)an and Great Britain have interests
ht antagonistic to Russia in China, and
)n tmay be expected to stoutly oppose
Russian plans should such plans
threaten the actual disnme'mlernttnt of
the Chinese Empire. Although Ger
-e many andt France have taken no active
d steps as yet, it is inipossible that either
of these powers call be disinterested
be A tight in the Far East would, in the
e very nature of things, be a naval fight.
Should the contest be between Russia
of and Japan alone, the lighti ng would be
id confined entirely to the waters of the
3 Far East. Should Great Britain be in
volved, the tiglhting might extend to
9. Europe. but it woiuld still be entirely
alI on the sea. Germany alone would be
exposed to land attack should she side
with England and Japan against Rus
si aund France. For that reason it is
at probable that Germany will seek to
maintain strict neutrality as long as it
is possible to do so. Still Germany has
n- large interests, and she might at any
pt time be forced into the quarrel in spite
of all efforts to keep out. Italy and
Austria, naving no direct interests, can
afford to be neutral, and will no doubt
a- maintain a neutral attitude under all
Since the possible war would be en
- tirely a naval one. it will be interesting
e to compare the strength of the various
The Army and Navy Journal, of Sat
unday last, publishes an interesting
compilation of the number andI tonage
d of vessels possessed by the six powers
, having important fleets in the Orient.
Although the United States is not like
' ly to becomne involved in any dispute
I, which may arise. that power is includ
ied in the statistics as a matter of inter
est. The figures are as follows:
9 built building.
No. Ton- No. Tonu
Great Britain.. 596 1.448.360 77 347.o50
France ........ 400 5M8,5ib0 28 125.015
e uqsla .. .... 294 420,440 38 149,140
United States.. 08 302.650 O 247.420
t ermany ..... 235 358.9(0 18 88,940
Japan ......... 124 200,680 14 41,190
Grouping these totals, it will be seen
that the powers stand as follows in
numbers and tonnage of vessels.
Great Britain. 646 vessels of 1,795.410
tons; France, 428 vessels of 714,190
tons; Russia, 332 vessels of 569,580
- tons; United States, 153 vessels of 550,
S070 tons; Germnany, 253 vessels of 447,
840 tons, andti Japan. 138 vessels of
SAccordtling to these figures, which
Swere brought down to October. 1900,
andt have changed but little since then,
except in the case of Great Brltain.
1 which has addet several of the ships
then building to the active fleet, Rtus
sis has twice as many vessels built and i
building as Japa:in. This apparent
superiority at sea is in a measure off
set by the fact that all of Japan's ships
are in the Far East, the scene of tlhe
probable contiHfljct, while only a l)ortion t
of KRnssia's fleet could he sent to that r
part of the world. The British fleet is t
nearly t~i~e as large in point of numu
ber of slhips and considerably more
than three times as large in point of '
tonnage as the Russian fluet. The
Britishal fleet has somewhat less ships h
than the cotubined French and Russian
fleets. buit exceetis the combiniation by
consider:ibly more than a third in pointt
of tonnage. Great Britain hlas, in fact, u
56 lirst-elas sea-gmoing battleships, d
against 41 such ships possessed by' t
France and Russia combinedt. Great re
Britain and Japan comnbined would he p
more than a match fur any three other j
powers combined. if the United States
be excluded. c
Of course, mere numbers do not al
ways denote superiority, but the general
public has only the statistics to go by,
and must accept them in making cal- ni
culations until facts have disproved T
their significance. tL
The corps of engineers of the at
Gould syndicate left Arkansas City I
on Monday to survey the route for
the railroad to be built from Arkan- is
sas city to Vidalia. This looks like
Baton Rouge Advocote: The con
tract for grading and preparing the
railroad bed from New Roads to Red
River Landing has been awarded to
the Grigsby Construction Company.
THE LEVEE ENLARGEMENT.
We were glad to learn on Monday CC
that the contemplated change in the G
height of the enlargement work on
the levee in front of town by reduc- i
ipg it from four and a half feet to
tewo and a halt feet, will not be done. tic
Contractors Donovan and Dailey re
ceived notes from PreIdent J, T. f
McClellan of the Levee Board on
Sanday luat. whioh ilatrouted them
to carry on the siame grade .as they
started out with. Th fe ar and a
halt feet will be continued on up to
Stockner's. Our citizens are delight
ed to see this amount of dirt being
placed on the old levee, which we
1e hope will cause less work and less
s fear during high water.
7 The Recent Panic in Cotton.
The recent paoic in cotton con
ill tains a costly, but useful, lesson for
the merchants and farmers of the
South. In the long annals of the
r commodity, many a similar 'instance
: may be found; but the latest debacle
ia presents certain peculiar features
Y which are worthy of general atten
r, tion. Mlan being what' he is, a vic
' torious army will always )e open'to
surprise. A mass of human beings
-t acquires terrific momentum, in at
1e tack and retreat alike. Despite the
ia general advance of education, moral
1- courage retains its premium over
i- physical force.
0- The facts of the instant case lie
Y within an extremely narrow compass.
The season began with reserves,
visible and invisible, drown down
. to the point of actual famine, and it
,f was, therefore, entirely clear that
v. America would be called upon to
i. furnish an abundant crop. Texas
ni responded to the expectation, but
the outturn was different through
"- out the remainder of the Belt. The
deficit in the yield was known with
reasonable precision before the
mnovement had fairly begun, and
. the South made a successful fight
r_ for values which should express the
ia salient data. Prices steadily rose,
n; until the quotations of the day be
c- gan with the figure 9. The bulk
in of the crop was moved on this
ut thoroughly remunerative basis. At
the eleventh hour, when the rem
rt nants alone had to be handled, the
se gospel of dispair began to be
,s preached by fierce missionaries, do
of mestic and foreign. Holders of
r- spots turned deaf ears to the Vroph
ie ets for awhile; but the propanganda
er finally told. The avalanche was
seen to move, and every belated bull
launched his toboggan. The down
AC ward ride was exciting and destruc
tive, to the very limit of endurance.
ie As the maddened occupants of the
e frail conveyances spread down the
n- incline, the money-bags flew open,
to and the coin was gathered up by
lY the bears who had calmly looked on
1e fronm afar. In the light of this
le tragic experience, one may nell
l paraphrase "Punich's" advice to the
V people about to marry, and say:
it "When you make tip your mind to
is enjoy a toboggan-ride-don't."
y Of course there is no use in cry.
e ing over milk already spilled, but
d the disaster should bring saner
n methods into vogue. As regards
it the crop of 1901, the need of wis
dom is uncommonly urgent, since
the cost of production will be high
and a display of the auction-flag is,
is therefore, bound to he disastrous.
With pork at $16 and corn at 41
I- cents in Chicago, the average mer
g chant and farmer of this section is
e sure to labor under the impression
s that his field-bands are taking their
ease at the Waldarf-Astoria. It has
e been suggested that the "qolored
brother" who labors in the cotton
fields be made to eat pate de foie
gras, in order that the cost of pro
duction may be kept down. An
element of poignant truth unfort
urately lurks beneath the surface of
0 the absurd suggestion. The result
of the present year's planting will
o be tragic, if a spasm of fear shoula
seize upon the farmer and his
friends, while a big crop is in mo
tion. It is hardly too much to say
that the seeds of general bankruptcy
3 would be sown.
) A philosophic grasp of the facts
)should, therefore be gained in ad
vance. T'he fascination of ghost
stories is proverbial, but no solid
profit has yet ever been derived
frorn narratives which appeal to tilhe
morbid anatomy of human nature
alone. The simple truth is that the
South has never been so well equip
ped to struggle for its own, but the
soldier's weapons avail him nothing,
I if a coward's heart heats beneath
Shis tunic. l'T is said that when
Julius Cesar met a standard-hearer
in mad flight from the field of bat
tie, hlie simply turned the fngitive
round aiid said "You have mistaken
thedirection of the enemy." The
spirit of the immortal Roman should
he abroad in this land to-day, and
throughout the twelve-month to
come. Heaven helps him wh& helps
himself. Without this unshakable
self-reliance, the producers of cot
ton will surely return to the serfdom a
uinder which they groaned, in the c
dark days of '99. The path of safe
ty lies between the extremes of un
reasoniing optimism and blind dis
pair. "In the day of prosperity be
joyful, lbut in the day of adversity a
consider-" The South is face to a
face with a crises of fate which may c
be easily met, but which may not
be averted. The "balm in Gilead"
must needs be of honme manufacture.
The spinners habitual feeling for
the farmer is perfectly described in ti
Sydney Smith's quainiit witicism:tl
"You find people ready enough to
do the Samaritan-witlhout the oil
andi twopence." The "little farm- s'
er" will find that the chance of as- a
sistance from the outside is nill. a
when thile scriptual number of pence it
The United States are now having
conetructed four battleships, six pro
tected crnisers; four monitors, six- m
teen torpedo-boat destroyers, six- pl
teen torpedo-boats and seven subma- lo
rine boats. Five battleships and six
armored cruisers are to be built, of b
which contracts have been let for their of
OGNERAL MISaIONPNAttY CONPER- gi
ENCE M": R. ClI1i3ce, SOUTH. Di
New Orleans. La., April 25-1, 1901. r
Ticket Agents-For the above-men
tioned occasion Y. & M. V. Railroad -
will sell round trip tickets to New Or
leans at rate of onp regular first class
Tickets will be sold only April 99 22
23 and 24. limited lo continuous pas- ;
sage in each direction, and to May 2, ri
1901. for, retern. am
A. Q. PEAIRCE C. P. & T A.. of
A SPtENDID ASSORIMENT.
Spring and Summer
The present season marks the
appearance of series of newo
and beautiful colorings in
w hich you will find at our store.
WE MAUE RECEIuED A
t OMPLETE LINE OF
Dry Goods, all kinds of Notions, Laces,
Embroideries, Ladles' Shirt Waists, Ladles'
Sailors, Fine trade Straw Hats for Gentle
men, Shirts, and every thing that is needed
for summer wear for both Ladles and
See uý before maling your purchateý.
J. N. HILL BRIO.
8 SUMMER STOCK
IS NOW OPEN FOR
Y -NbThe largest line and Finest Selections.~- .
J. S. MILLIKIN.
J. JPOWERS, Pres, A, F,. NIMTZ. Vice Pres. T O,. BRIERLY, Secty,
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
, ..- Steamers BELLE OF TIlE BENDS, ANNIE
LAURIE and RUTH
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vicksburg every Monday and Thursday
at 3 p. mni.; returning, leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Steamer Annie Laurie leaves Vicksburg every Wednes.day and Saturday
at 3 p. m.; returning. leave~ Greenville every Tuesday and Sunday evening.
First-class passenger and freight accommodations. Boats brilliantly lighted
throughout with electricity. Lights in every stateroom. Cosine unsurpassed.
YANCEY BELL, Agent.
New Orleans is going to have a big
street fair from May 6th to 18th in
clusive, under the* auspices of the
Progressive Union of that city. Mr.
Geo. H. Smith, General jPassenger
Agent of the Vicksburg, Shrevoport
and Pacific Railway Company, one
of the leading citizens of the Cres
cent City, was chosen chairman of
the Executive Committee, which
shows that it has the endorsement of
the business men. The fair is going
to be on a grand scale, the same as
those given in the large northern
city. It will be worth as much to
see as Mardi Gras. The railroads
are going to' make cheap rates,
which will enable.persons to take it
in with little expense.
Saddle and harness Stallion. will
make the season of 1901, at Gosayppia
plantation, near Pilcher's Point, at the
low price of TEN DOLLARS to insure.
Ashby is a CHESTNLT SORREL. 16
hands high, heavy mane and nice tail,
of good conformation, finish and style.
Ashby colts are both fine saddle and
harness horses. To admirers of the
gaited horse, this is a good opportu
nit) to breed their mares and get No.
GEO. S. OWEN.
8trayed from Desonaplantatlon on March
24.1901, £ black mare mule, about 15 hands
high and about 5 years old. Has a scar on
right shoulder. scar on right fore-foot and
a small split in ear. Ten dollars reward is 8
offered tor recovery of mule.
JAS. G. WYLY.
Lake Providence, La., March M0, 10L -
ST. JAMES A. M. E. CiURCH.
9 a. m.-Sunday school.
11 a. m.-Preaching.
3 p. m.-Class Meeting.
8 p. m.-Preaching.
REV. J. L. ELBERT, P. C.
S. FULGUM, S. S- Supt.
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.
For Sale or Exchange.
Homes for farmers, blacksmiths, mer
chants and others. Lots 66x150 teet for
$50. Will also trade for horses, mules,
cattle, corn or land. Miles of levee for cat
tle to pasture on, a beautiful 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.
Dec. 22, 1900.
The best perecription for chills
Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic. No cure
no pay. For sale at Gueuard's drug
is still in Business
and continues to handle the finest
Beef; Pork and Mutton.
Your patronage is respectfully asked
and satisfaction guaranteed.
S£'Shop right acrosq the street
from the old Whittiwutos Stable.
- "CarriDs C - E -
TlEi T ONLY' COMPLETE
G ROCERY STOCK IN TOWN. £
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran and Ship Stuff.
Planting Potatoes, Onion Setts, Garden Seed.
Lake and Levee Sts.,
Lake Providence, La.
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS.
The Finest Line of Clothing Care
S ried in the City. *
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting oatas.
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags.
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
IesueelellEi OIE@ElOll"eEE @
A. D. & S. SPENGLER, AGTS.,
..........VxC ewBU no, M ..........
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
and All Building Material.
Cheapest Place in the South. Write for prices before purchasing elsewher
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoOCA.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : : Louisiana.
Information for the
YAZOO & MISSISSIPPI 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. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 2:10 a. im.
No. 5-Leave Vicksburg 2:20 a. m.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. m.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. inm.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. m.
No 24-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrive Memphis 5:35 p. m.
No. 6--Leave New Orleans 4:00 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 11:25 p. In*
No, 6-Leave Vicksburg 11:30 p. mi
Arrive Memphis 6:30 a, m.
No, 22-Leave New Orleans8:40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p. in.
VICKSBURG AND GREENVILLE
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. m., arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. m:
Leave Greenville 6 a. m.; arrive at
Vicksburg 10:00 a. m.
For further information apply to
A. Q. PEARCE,
C. P. & T. A.. Vicksburg. Miss
JNO A. SCOTT,
Div'n. Pass'r. Ag't. Memphis, Tenn.
Lake Providence . Ls
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, New, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coflins Made and Trimmed to Order
CITY BAR3ER SHOP,
W .11. MABm ............ Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
AgIt for MenephisSteam L.,u,.dry
Queen & Crescent
The Best Line
.A& I.a 'OIPWT
DNorth and.l 3mast.
The Summer Tourist's favorite
ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. F. SMITfI, G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
W. STOMS. ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
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Invenl.ion is probably patentit.le. ('cn im nie-a.
tlnny strictly 'ontldentlal. Ilnndlcxok on 'arenlta
enllt irte. ",i !est agelncly for secrunig p.tie* ts.
aI'tent takern thriugh Muol & Co. receive
tperatl notice, without charge, iu tbe
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culation of any, seentfle Juarnal. l'erlms. $3 a
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MUNN & Co.-*" New York
Branch Omce. a St.. Washlnton. D. C.
Memphis and Vicksburg
For Iake Providence, Greenville,
Arkansas City and All Way
Ed. Nowland, Jr..........Master
Joe Postal,... .... ............Clerk
W. R. Spann, Traveling Representative
Leaves Memphis every
Tuesd-y at 5 p. m.
Will leave Memphis EVERY T se
day at 5 p. m. until further notice.
J. M. KENN EDY,
Lake Providence, La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL TE COURTS
Rev. Iril Hicks Weather Forecast.
As all our subscribers have our al
manac for 1901., they have doubtless,
alrearti noted carefully our special ad
mnitiii iu-e ncrriing the a1iiT1h of
April. The causes for -pecial warning
ate plainly laid down in our storm dia.
gr lit given ir connection with these
forecasts. The perturbing power of
Earth's vernal equinox reaches to the
mihlle of the month; the Venus equi.
nox is central on the 1lthii. being a dis
turblllg factor flotIr the latter part of
March to the en.i of April, While the
Jupiter disturbance is central on April
22inl, covering the whoile nimoithl and
year with its aggravatiug. influeuce
over all terrestial meteorology. 'These
three extra causes being combined in
their influence Ihrough much of April.
,he dirtur rances will not only be more
general and severe, during the regular
storm periods, but these periods will be
prolonged so as to overlap each other
Tlhe first rega'la: stormli period fr
April has three c'auses for expecetin
storhls aside front the pllanet lrv tea:tois
menetined above. 'i'hi s period runs
froir March 31st to April thie 5tht with
mormon on the cel,"stial eqlator tch, lt,
rill on the 3rd and in arpgue. oil the
-Ith. Very high temllperature in nl,-t
l:arts, with low' Iharom'iete'r ;ind rain,.
hail and thunder'. tna I.e expected
promptly on or next to the 1st. Stmr it
iness with heav\ April rains will con
tine tip to about the 4t1h. 1)a ingeroura.
tornadie Sll'lls need inot surprise care
ful readers of these forecasts onl or
touching Monday the 1st, to Wednes
day the 3rd. A. relitable Iarometer,
and other unfailing indications. will
precede any and all danrgerous storms
that mar possilly arise at this or any
other time. Whether or not you will
see and heed such indications is anoth
er thing. At best, we fear that the
storm god will claim some victims
this month, but the majority of them
wilL he those who take little or no
forethought or precaution against. such
an hour of danger. Very cool wveath
er will follow on the heels of this storm
period, with possibly late snow nmirth
ward and frosts in many sections,
even central to southward, from about
the 4th to 7th. Watch your tender
On and touching the 8th and 9th
will fall a marked change to warmer,
the barometer will reach to lower reand
inogs and heavy April rains. hail and
thunder will visit many sections in
their general mnarch from wiiest to e:st.
Barometer will rise rapidly behind
reactionary' storms. bringinz,. quite
cool winds from west and north, and
frosty nights in northern directions.
The, 12th to 18h. conistitutes another
regular storm period, pontailinig eqjua.
tori ii passage, of the lmoull on the lbth
and new moon in perigee iont the 15th.
l'The crisas of this period will fall on ioi
next to Monday the 15th about which
date look for vicious electrical storms
attended by hail, rain and dangeous
winds. Low barometer, high temper
ature and daily paroxysms of wind anti
April downpours, will most probably
continue over the conjnnction of moon
and sun on the 18th and into the re
actionarn storm period on the 19th.
20th and 21st. While under ordinary
circumstances only normal April
showers would fall at this time, on :to
count of numerous causes prevailing,
storms in all probability will prove
widespread andt heavy. Eivery reason
able precaution against disastrous hail
storms should le takeil at this and
other April periods. Another dash of
high barometer, cold winds and frosty
nights northward, will be the order be.
hind the storm conditions of this per
The last week in April is also cov
ered with a Mercury period, the same
being central on Monday the 2'9th.
This shows the regular Vilean storm
period from the 24.th to the 28th fully
within the Mercury influence. Frontm
about T'Ihursday the 25th to Sunday the
28th inclusive, it will be wise to an
ticipate storms of much energy with
heavy rain and hail over wide locali
ties duing thie progress of the general
storm conditions eastward. The Mer
cury periods, as a rule, are character.
ized by much chmduiness arnd drizzling
rains in warm weather, andt sleet
storms when the temperalure is low.
In extreme northern parts there is a
possibility of sleet and snow during
the last April period. But all along
the south side of low barometric pres
sure, look for heavy vernal rains, cul.
minating in electrical storms about the
passage -f the moon over the equator
on the 28thi. We predlict that April
will bring many extremes of very warm
and quite cool weather-a war with
northerly and sout i herly eurrents.
R:ains will eic suficient generally,
amolunting to cloudbursts freqru.ptly
too, wet for low lanits-\Vord and
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