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'. A e Baqrner-Dernocrat.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE iR'OVIDENCE. LA.
JAMES N. TURNER.
Publisher and Proprietor.
sIJBSCRfIP'ION : $200 PER YEAR.
Saturday, Apil 6, 1901, .l
Fifth District Levee Board.
Regular moetings second Wednesday's
In January. April July, and October, at
THE NEW COURT I'OUSE.
Banner-Democrat :-At our meet
ing on the 2nd inst. the contract for
building the new court house was
let to the Enocks-l[avis Lumber Co.,
of Vickaburg. Miss., for the sum of
$10,500. they to have the privilege
of using such material in the old
court house and clerk's office as may
be acceptable to the architect in
charge of the construction. The!
Emochs-llavis people are among the
tiret in character and ability as
mechanics, and their receiving the
contract by being the lowest bid
der, is very gratifying to us, as
it guarantees skilled workmanship
and pleasant dealings. The con
tractors are to commnence work
within the next thirty days and fin.
ish by the first day of October.
The plans and specifications, as
accepted for this building, have
been discussed at length by a majori
ty of our citizens, but for the infor
mation of those that have not at
tended our meetings when the mat
ters were under consideration, will
say that the proposed building will
be a little larger than the present
one-between three and four feet In
length and between two and three
feet in width-two stories, with
tower for town clock and bell.; all
columns, cornices, railings and
window ledges of iron; in fact, all
exterior work will be in iron or
brick and no wood exposures at all.
The first floor will be of marble in
hallway and waiting rooms, the
rest of the floor (in both stories)
will be long leaf pine, oiled and
polished. The Clerk's office, Sheriff's
office, Police Jury room and Supt.
of Education room will be on the
first floor-the Clerk's and Sheriff's
offices having fire-proof vaults. The
ulpper story will be divided into the
court room, grand jury and pettt
jury rooms, and one office.
All work will be of the most ap
proved style for buildings of this
kind, and from the concrete founda
tion to the cone of the slate roof,
the building will bear the most rigid
criticism as a piece of modern archi
The contract for this building was
let for cash, a certain per cent to be
advanced on parts of the work as
done and the balance to be paid
To provide for these payments
we wish to submit theim question to
the people whether to pay, from our
present rate of high taxes, in four
years; or reduce taxes and pay for
it, in twenty years. This can be
done in two ways: One by a par
ish election, and the other by an act
of the legislature, We prefer the
former, and for the purpose, setting
a day for this question to be sub
mitted to the people, we will meet
on Tuesday, the 14th of May.
We favor the plan of issuing
bonds for the amount necessary to
pay for the new building and spend
ing from our surplus now on hand
the amount necessary to properly
furnish the building and fence the
grounds. After this is done, to re
tain the rest as a surplus to meet
any contingency (for iinstance an
epidemic or high water fight) and
then reduce our taxes to actual ex
pense. Our present parish tax is
eight mills; by the proposed plan
we believe the rate can be reduced
to five mills-possibly four.
We earnestly hope for and solicit
the co-operation of our leading clti
sens and business men, and will
always stand ready to give any ex
planation or information requested.
W, C. HOPE,
Chairman Finance Committee.
Illawara, La., April 3, 1901.
Russia has received her warning.
A late speoial from Vienna says that
the Allgemeine Zeituag, a newspa
per which is in close touch with the
Austrian foreign office, publishes the
following: "England, Germany and
Japan have presented identical notes
to Russia and China warning them '
that the signing of the Manchuris a
agreement will involve the partition I
of China. This combined action de
ters Russia from insisting upon the
signatures of the agreement. France, I
while declining to co-operate with I
England, Germany and Japan, has
intimated to Russia that she would g
regard the conclusion of the Man
ohurit treaty as an uriendly act."
The police circles of New Orleans t
was greatly stirred up last Saturday
when thirteen captains, sergeans,
corperals and patrolmen were sus- i
pended from duty for allowing gam
bliog houses and policy shops to
Sorerate in their beats and districts.
The Confederate Monument at
The Springfield (Mo.) Republican
pays tbe following deserving notice to
two of our public spirited citizens and
to Edward Sparrow Chapter, United
Daughters of the Confederacy, for lib.
eral donations towards the moument
to. be erected in the cemetery at Spring
field, and which will be unveiled on
August 10th next to perpetuate for ever
the memory of our brave Confederate
dead. Mr. Geo. M. Jones, the Treas
urer of the Monument Committee,
also pays a tilting compliment to Mrs.
W. N. White and Mrs. V, M. Purdy,
for their energy and zeal in securing
r the amount, and we take pleasure in
copying the letter.
Fifteen dollars is the amount that
has been raised, which is not enough
to come from our parish, especially
when a great many of its brave and
true men went out with the 3rd La.
Regiment, and who now sleep in the
cemetery at Springfield. Their mem
ory should not be forgotten, and we
believe that the citizens of East Car
roll are loyal enough to see that the
amount is increased, which is very
much needed by the Monument ('om
,t mittee. Don't let it be said that East
Carroll's donation to so worthy an
object is the insignificant amuount of
$15.00. Mrs. V. M. Purdy and Mra.
W. N. White requests us to say that
they hope that more of our citizens in
the parish, upon reading this, will
send them a small contribution, with
out delay, so that it can be sent ofi
e Springfield Republican.
d J. E. Elliott, commander of Camp
bell Camp of Ex-Confederates. re
ceived this morning $15 from Mrts. V.
M. Purdy, vice president of Edward
e Sparrow Chapter. United l)aughters of
e the Confederacy. at Lake Providence,
a East Carroll parish Louisiana, for the
e monument to be unveiled here next
This money was contributed through
the efforts of Campbell Camp and
Commander Elliott is expecting a still
k countgreater amount from that section
Col. Hebert (pronounced Ilebor)
commander of the celebrated Third
8 Louisiana regiment, raised that regi
e ment in East Carroll and adjoining
i- parishes, and fought with distinguished
gallantry at Oak Hills. and it is trom
,. veterans of that command and their
descendants that this money is coming.
I Capt. James S. Millikin, Capt. R. N.
Rea and Edward Sparrow Chapter,
each contributed $5 of the money re
t ceived by Commander Elliott today.
Springfield, Me., Feb. 12. 1901.
e Mrs. V. M. Purdy and Mrs. W. N. White,
I Lake Providence, La.:
I After acknowledging receipt, to
I day, of $15 coming through our
local Camp Commander, J. E..Elliott
froni you. as Vice Presdent, and
Mr. J. S. Millikin and Capt. . N. Rea,
I feel as if I wanted to express my in
1 dividual appreciation of what you
e good people have done, and are doing.
for our Camp, and to express the hope
I that it will go on, as we need quite an
amount yet in order to make full pay
ment for the monument at the time of
unveiling, which is to be the 10th of
August, and at which time we should
be highly pleased to welcome a large
delegation from Louisiana. It is fit
ting that the good people of your State
L should take a deep interest in the cem
etery and the monument to be erected.
as some of its brave and noble sons lie
sleeping here. And I, as an eye wit
ness, bear glad testimony that in my
opinion the 3rd La. Beg't. did more
than any other to save the day for our
cause on the bloody field of Wilson
Creek on the 10th of August '61.
GEO. M. JONES, Treas.
The battle of Wilson Creek, fought
on the 10th of August, 1861, was one
of the worst of the war. There were
9,200 of both Federals and Confederates
that took part in the battle, 5,200 Fed
erals and 4.000 Confederates. The
Confederates had 1000 unarmed men
who took part in the battle. The Fed- i
erals had 421 killed, 1850 wounded
and 295 missing. The Confederates
had 223 killed, 721 wounded and 3
POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS.
Lake Providence. La., April 2,' 1901.
The Honorable Police Jury of East
Carroll, met this day plusuant to ad
Present-Hon. Robert Nicholson,
President; Yanecy Bell, clerk; WV. C.
Hope, Phil McGuire. A. M. Nelson, T.
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and aplproved.
T'he following bids for building the
new court house were opened and
4. W. kann. $17,375. with privilege
of using material iuoldt buildings.
Curphy & Mundy, $17,500, allowing
$900 for old buildings.
Enochs-Havis Lumber Company,
$16,500, with privilege of using mhtte
rial in old buildings.
These being all the bids, the follow
ing offered by Mr. lope was adopted,
Be it resolved, That the Hen. Robt.
Nicholson, President, be and is hereby
authorized to contract with The
Enoebhs-Havis Lumber Company for
building of a new court house for this
parish -according to the plane and
speoitications prepared by Mr. Winm.
Stanton, for the price and sum of
Sixteen Thousand Five Hundred Dol
lars and use of material in old court
house and clerk's office, said contract
to require the completion of said build
mng within six months from date.
A petrtition of the citizens-of the 5th
ward, asking a change in the road be.
low Pilcher's Point, was read, where
upon the President appointed the fol
lowing free-holders to report on the
laying out of a new road in said di-
C. A. Voelker, Geo. S Owen, C. M.
McAlpin, J. S. Millikin. T. W. Jay.
Ben McAlpin, II. L. Newcomb and "1.
The following offered by Mr. Mc
Guire, was adopted:
Be it resolved, That the President
be and is hereby authorized to contract
with Messrs. Christmas & Burton for
the seining of Lake Providence for a
term of four vears at $250 per year.
The following offered by Mr. Mc
Guire. was adopted:
Whereas. It is expensive to the par
ish' aud unjust to the proprietor, to
keep up two ro-ds running almost
parallel and near each other on the
same plantation; antd
Whereas, Ths-isthe case in regard,
to certain roadp on the Cono planta
Be it ordained, That the road from
Live Oak and Wintertield, running to
Lake Providecce. be slightly ihanged
as follows: Near the gin on tbe. Henry
I Deeson plantation, said road is hereby
I located to run east on the south bank
of a large ditch on the boundary line
of the Conn aLd Henry Deeson planta
tions to a point where it will intersect
the public road running north and
south through the Conn plantation from
Desona store to Lake Providence, and
as thus modified, said road shall in all
other respects remain as now estab
Mr. Hope offered the following, and
the same was adopted:
Be it resolved, That the contract of
even date herewith now exhibited to
this body and entered into by and be
I tween the President hereof and Christ
mas & Burton, relative to seining Lake
Providence. be and.the same is hereby
ratilied and approved.
Mr. McGuire was authorized to ex
? peld as much as $100 on the Midland
President Nicholson was appointed a
delegate to the Good Roads Conven
e tion to be held in Vicksburg.
The clerk wits authorized to order
e 12 peces 12.inch tiling for rords.
The Finance Committee made the
followilng report, which was adopted:
Lake Providence. La,. April 2, 1901.
To the Ilon. PoliceJury of East Carroll:
Gentlemen--We. the Committee on Fin
ance. recommend the approval and the
payment of the following claims, presented
at this meeting:
f Phil McGuire. willow work ...... :.$11 55
H tl H ;ralhaN,. road work ........... 20 00
A M Ne-lson. per diem and mileage. 3 90
W C H1ope, per diem and mileage... 3 90
Yancey Bell. clerk salary ........... 45 00
Maguire & Schneider. willow proct.. 28 50
Phil McGuire. per diem........ .... 1 50
ltobt Nicholson. per diem............ 5 70
-R 1 HBurney. team hire.............. 12 75
Ianner-1D)emocrat. printing......... o9 11
I Yancey Bell, clerk advertisements.. 22 00
E .1 lamnley. treasurer salary ........ 50 00
It J Burney. road work............ 6 0)
Lake l'rovidence Bank, road work.. 100( 65
W 11 Da is. road work .............. 25 00
l It Egelly, i p ..... 18 75.
W A Illount.r.. constable ............ 6 25
V VM Purdy & Sou. road work....... 45 00
Newcomb & Jay. road wo.k......... 50 '0
f .rW Crump, road work ........... 10 00
Yancey Bell. leg irons ............... 1640
Geo. F. Blackburn, clerk, salary for
e F'ebruary ..... .................. 44.50
t CF Davisa. sup. court costs .......... 20 00
. S Guenard. j:il drugs .......... 15 75
Yancey Bell. jail stove &etc......... 18 55
J E Lansdell & C F Davis, legal ser
vices .. ... .......... ...... 100 00
J W Dunn. jail salary for February. 184 00
witness............ 21 00
. " jury peals and sun
dries ................ .......... 26 60
Jonas Russell. constable.............. 6 25
C H W ebb. jp ... ................ 6 25
Louis Ieach. com. election... ...... 2 50
1 B Beard, j p....................... 6 25
ST S Mabin, j p ....................... 6 5
J iordan Foreman.constable.......... 6 25
Leach Stockuer.jp .............. 6 25
John McGuire, road work ......... 5 00
r GiM Franklin, merchandise......... 69 45
J W Dunn, salary ................. 41 70
salary.............. 41 65
W E Long, coroner tees........... 68 75
P D1) Quays. road work.............. 1 25
Barney Conn. constable ............ 6 25
Henry Dickson. Ip ............... 18 75
John Hicins, constable............ 18 75
D W Gilmour. j p ................... 18 75
C S Wyly, salary................. 25 00
.1 W Dunn. jail... .................. 150 d0
T W .lay, per diem........... ...... 3 00
1) N Evans, fees ................... 65 00
J W Dunn, prisoners ............. 14 75
t court.......... ... 5 00
W A Blount,'constable.............. 17 50
W H Hunter. constable...... ...... 25 00
Frank McGuire. coal ............... 5 00
J W Pittman,witness............... 50
C A Voelker, burying pauper....... 5 00
B B Ralph, I super .................. 1( 00
Wm Stanton, architect ............. 117 00
Total............. .......01948 01
W. C. lope,
A. M. Nelson,
The Board adjourned to meet on the
second Tuesday, the .14th day of May
ROBT. NICHOLSON, President.
YANCEY BELL. Clerk.
Otfice Superintendent of Public Schools,
C. It. Egelly, Superintendent. Lake Provi
dence, La., April 2, 1901.-In accordance
with orders received from the State Super
intendent relative to examination of
teachers, as prescribed .by the rules and
regulations o! the State Board of Educa
tion. adopted by them at the City of Baton
Irouge on August 14. 1900. requiring that
thereafter examinations of applicants for
certiticates to teach in the public schools of
Louisiana should he held twice a year; now
therefore in accordance with Iostructions
so received, public notice is hereby given
that on Thursday and Friday, the 11th and
12th days of April 1901. an examination of
white applicants for certificate to teach in
the public schools of thle State Will bie con
ducted by the examining bIoard at the white
public school house, at Lake Providence,
commencing at 9 o'clock a. m.
The certificates to be obtained by these
tests will be of the first, second and
third grades, and will be upon the branches
in sections 47, 4 and 9 of Act No 81, ses
Applicants will be examined in the fol
lowing branches, to-wit:
For a Third tirade Certificate.-To ob
tain a third grade certificate the applicant
must be bound competent to teach spelling,
reading, primary mental arithmetic, rudi
ments of practical arithmetic through frac
tions and simple interest, elementary
geography, primary language and laws of
For a Second Grade Certiflcate.-Arlth
metic, geography, English grammar and
composition. U. S. hblstory, elements of
natural philosophy and elements of physi
,'or a First Grade Certificate.-To obtain
a high school or fibrat grade certificate, the
applicant must be found competent to teach
elocution, spelling. grammar, rhetoric and
literature, history, botany, philosophy.
arithmetic, algebra. geography and geom
etry and such other studies of high grade
as local boards may deem necessary.
No person shall be appointed to teach
who has not obtained a license for the
scholastic year in which the school is be
taught and of a grade sufficiently high to
meet the requirements of the school, or un
less he or she hold a certificate provided
for by law. which exempts him or her from
examination;- provided that all teachers
who have been teaching since three years
are exempt from tur~her examination.
No certificate shall be granted hereafter
to any new applicant to teach in the public
schools, who has not passed a satisfactory I
examination in the study of the nature of
alcoholic drinks and narcotics, and their
effects upon the human system. in connec
tion with the several divisions of the sub
Ject of relative physiology aid hygiene.
In addition, an examination on pedagogy
and school government will also be held in
connection with the regular examination,
and made a part of the requirements for
obtaining certificeates of qualification
A special examination upon studies pur
sued in the lHigh Schools will be held for the
benefit of applicant, for those certificates.
One set of questions will be submitted as
testas for certlficates of the first and second 1
grades; eighty per cent o0 correct answers
being required for first grade certificate
and sseenty per cent for a second grade
certificate and eighty-five per cent for a
third gsade certificate. Certificates of the
first crade issued alter this examination
are valid for three years; those of the
second grade for two years: tlhose of the
third grade for one year; and all certifi.
cates so issued are to be recoganized in
every parish in the state,
The elements of pedagogy and school
manazement by Emerson E. White are
commended to those who intend to com
pete. Algebra. Geometry, Botany. Ad
vanced Literature and Gieneral History,
will form special subjects of examination
for those who teach in high schools.
Special certiticates so given are to be
good for three years, and of value through
out the state.
Printed questions of examinations pre
pared by the State 8nperintendent will be
tfurnltned the examining board for the corn
The examination of colored appileuts
for certificates to teachia the publicshoole
of Louisiana will take place at the colored
school hose in the town ol Providence,
on l'riday. April 18, 1901, comamenclng at 9
-;ll ex.tminations wiu be writteuin ink,
A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT
Spring and Summer
The present season marks the
appearance of series of new
and beautiful colorings in
which you will find at our store.
WE HAVUE RECEIVED A
COMPLETE LINE OF
Dry Goods, all kinds of Notions, Laces,
Embroideries, Ladies' Shirt Waists. Ladles'
Sailors, Fine trade Straw Hats for Gentle
men, Shirts, and every thinl that is needed
for sunnmmer wear for both Ladles and
See uý before maling your purchageý..
J. N. HILL 8 BRO.
IS NOW OPEN FOR
- The Lartest Line and Finest Selections.
J. S. MILLIKIN. -
J.i .POWERS, Pros. A. F, NIMTZ. Vice Pres. T. ,. BRIERLY, Secty,
Vicksburg & Greenville. Packet Co.,
E~~k~Steanerse BELLE OF THE BENDS, ANNIE
LAURIE and RUTH
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vacksburg every Monday and T'hursday
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 Tuesday and Sunday evening.
First-class passenger and freight accommodations. Boats brilliantly lighted
throughout with electricity. Lights in every stateroom. Cusine unsurpassed.
YANCEY BELL, Agent.
applicants to furnish paper. pen and ink,
writing of answers to be on one side of the
paper, pages to be numbered with subject
written at the head. and on completion
of the study shall also contain the pledge of
not having received any aid or assistance
in the examination and shall be signed by
the applicant. CHAS. R. EGELLY.
Superintendent of Schools.
GENERAL MISSIONARY CONFER
ENCE M. E. CHUROH, O8UTH.
New Orleans. La., April 25-31, 1901.
Ticket Agents-For the above-men
tioned occasion Y. & M. V. Railroad
will sell round trip tickets to New Or
leans at rate of one regular first class
Tickets will be sold only April 22,
23 and 24, limited to continuous pas
sage in each direction, and to May 2,
1901. for return.
A. Q. PEARCE. C. P. & T. A.,
Saddle and harness Stallion, will
make the season of 1901, at Gessyppia
plantation, near Pilcher's Point, at the
low price of TEN DOLLARS to insure.
Ashhy is a CHESTNUT 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
nity to breed their mares and get No.
GEO. S. O WEN
Strayed from Desona plantation on March
24.1901, a 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
offered tor recovery of mule.
JAS. G., WYLY.
Lake Prsylvence, La., March 80. 1901.
The fouvrth month in the year 19901
8!. JAMES A. M. E. CHURCH.
9 a. m.-Sunday school.
11 a. m.-Preaching.
3 p. m.-Class Meeting.
8 p. m.-Preaching.
REV. J. L. ELBERT, P. O.
S. FULGUM, S. S- Supt.
B. P. R. eggs, $1.00 per setting of
M. B. Turkey eggs, $2.00 per setting
Oae P. C. boar, S months old, $10.
GEO. S. OWEN,
Pilcher's Point, La
For Sale o. 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.
Dac. 22, 1900.
The best perscriptlon for chills
Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic. No cure
no pay. For sale at Guenard's drug
is still in Business
and Continues to handle the finest
Beef, Pork and Mutton.
Your patronage is respectfully asked
and satisfaction guaranteed.
'Shop right across the street
from the old-Whittington Stable.
GOQGWNE ASHBRIDGE ~
Carris THE ONLY COMPLETE
GROC.ERY STOCK IN TOWN. _
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran and Ship Stuff.
Planting Potatoes, Onion Setts, Garden Seed.
Lake and Levee Ste.,
Lake ProIridenoe, La.
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS.
The Pinest Line of Clothing Ca"
• xried in the City. *
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
Shoes, Mackintoshes .
and Hunting Coats.
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags,
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on mne Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
A. D. & S. SPENGLER, .AGT.,
......... vr n sr vI , xx ..........
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
and All Building Material.
Cheapest Piee in the South. Write for prices before purehbual elsewheee.
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MGAGI.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, Loulslana.
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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. m.
No.. 6-Leave Memphis 7:35 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 2:10 a. m.
No. 5-Leave Vicksburg 2:20 a. m.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. m,.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. n.
No 24-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrive Memphis 5:35 p. m.
No. 6-Leave New Orleans 400 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 11:25 p. m.
No, 6-Leave Vicksburg 11:30 p. m.
Arrive Memphis 6:30 a. m.
No. 22-Leave New Orleans8:40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p. m.
VICKSBURG AND GREENVILLE
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. in., 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 . . La
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, New, Plain and Oma
mental Metallic Caseso and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Order
lapril 13-89-11 v
CITY BAR0ER, SHOP,
- Lake St reet,
W. . MABEN .............. Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
Agent for Memphis Steam L suiry.
Queen & Crescent
The Best Line
11orth aacd l atast
The Summer Tourist's favorite
ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H. SMITH, G. P. A.,
New Orleansw La.
W. STOMS, ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
Anyone sending a sketh and description may
quIcklJy ascertaln our opinion free whether an
Invention is probably pt tabe. Communiw
tnsstflctlyontlo deutl. Handbook on Patents
sent free. Oldest sey for securingpatenta.
Patents taken thnth, Munn a CO. receive
speet! naotice, withoeharge, in the
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Iarest citr.
culatlon of any scIentfc lournal. Terms. 3 a
rLfour moathsL, L Boldbyall newsdsiers.
U & 6 4 e"-i-', New YTrk
-Beah Bua U a1 e blugiosa D.
Memphis and Vioksburg
For Lake Providence, Greenville,
Arkansas City-and All Way
Ed. Nowland, Jr............Master
Joe Postal .....................Clerk
W. R. Spanon Traveling Representative
LTLeaves Memphis every
Tuesday 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 THE COURTS
LOCAL NEWS ITHEIS.
Mr. J. S. Millikin is carrying an er
tensive stock of goods, and the variety
is very large. If you can't find what
you want at Millikin's you are hard to
Mr. Fischer, owner of the saw mill,
received five large working horses on
Sunday from New Orleans. They
were sent out to the mill on Monday
Mr. W. N. White I. thinking of put-
ting down a. concrete sidewalk in
front of his store. It would add very
much to the appearance of his fine
There seems tp be no let up in the
business- down at Phil's since the
change in pioprietorship. This was
the only change, and it did not efect
Miss Annie Beldon, who has been,
visiting friends in New Orleans and
Algiers for over a month or more, was
welcomed home last Sunday evening
by her many friends.
Bud Stein, the Natchez drummer,
who sells to nearly every store in
town, was here for several days this
week- lie is talking of getting mar
ried and settling down.
The office of Mr. J. L. Fischer. who
now owns the Providence l.umber Co..
plant, will be in the room between
Lehmanun's and the post office. This
is'a convenient location,
If troubled by a weak digestion, loss.
of appetite, or coustipation, try a few
doses of Chamberlain's Stomach and,
Liver Tablets. Every box warrsanted.
For sale at J. S. Guenard's drug store.
Mrs. L. E. Gardham arrived from..
Vicksborg on Tuesday last, anti we
learn that she will open up the Lake
view Hotel. The Banner-Democrat
wishes her good luck in her undertak
S. W. Green, Grand Chancellor of
the State of the colored Knights of
Pythias, who is now living in New Or
leans, arrived last week for the first
time since be moved from here over Sa
Pecan Grove Lodge No. 50, A. F. &
A. M., beld a meeting on Wednesday
evening, and advanced two candidates
to the second degree. Pecan Grove
has among its members the leading
citizens of our parish.
THE BBST BLOOD PURI'IER.
The blood is constantly being puri
fied by the lungs, liver and kidneys.
Keep these organs in a healthy condi-.
tion and the bowels :regular and you
will have no need of a blood purifier..
For this purpose there is nothing equal
to Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets, one dose of them will do you
more good than a dollar bottle of the
best blood purifier. Price, 26 cents.
Samples free at J. S. Guenard',-drug
The Baton Rouge Truth of last
week says that the remains of the
Clark family of West Batona Rouge
were removed from the family vault
at.thei place up the river to a lot in
the Magnolia cemetery, and that one
of the metallic cases buried forty-six
years ago was in perfect condition,
the remains therein being in the same
condition as the day they were en
The death of Judge G. H. Ellis,..
of Morehouse, last week, caused a
vacancy in the office of assessor, and'
Governor W. W. Heard has ap
pointed Mr. R. B. Todd, Jr., editor
of the Morehousb Clarion, to the po
sition. This was the right thing to
do, seeing that confrere Todd was
the choice of the voters of the parisha
at the ballot box, before Judge Elli
received the appointment.
Dennis Sholars, who is well re
membered in Louisiana first as a
Democrat, second as a Populist, and
thirdly as a Republican. and who was
going to head the Pharr brigade with.
Winchesters and march on Baton
Rouge to exterminate Governor Fos
ter and the other Democrats who
were assembled there, is now in
Waashington trying to secure the soft
position on the Supreme bench of
the Philippine Islands. It is said
be is being endorsed for the positionm
by a United States Senator and a
Representative of Louisiana, but we
can hardly believe it.
Stolen Strayed l
Stolen from Lake Providence on Satur
day, March 29tb. one Dark Brown Mare
Mule, aged. About 163 hands high. A
heavy chunky mule. left side of mouth has
been cut by bit. and skin haa grown to
bone, leaving an ugly scar.
From my plantation on .9sturday Marelt
29th.one large red bay mare mule. about
16% or 17 hands hlgh. Syears old. Recent
ly rosahed, and long switch left on tall.
Slight enlargement on inside of one knee
and a defect in one hind leg as if from
A sluitable reward will be paid for their
retarn to me at lake Providence, La.
T. J, POWELL.
April 6, 1991.
One hundred heres of good land on Oak-
lied plantatlon can bd rented cheap; wil'
make a SOe crop of cotftoo or corn. Three
mites tfrom town on the lake. App l to,
ILake Proyldece; La.. Marches, 1901.