Newspaper Page Text
Just recjxAivrcl .. 1'il(-e Assortmennt of
Wines--I napo)rte )-l ind IDorinestic.
+++(3alifor'pia c(laret, 6Oets a gallo~+++
Wholesale and Retail Dealer 1'i .em ~. p'e eer.
ea-e azand Bottle Beer.
ICE HY TIIE TON- AND AT RETAIL.
Sole .Agent fbr WV. J. Lemp's '" IýXCELLEN T BEER."
W. LEHMANN'S JUG HOUSE.
City Council, a dime Cigar for 5cts, and Royal Reception, the
best Cigar on the Market for lOcts. AT LEHMAN'S.
ELIAS AAtONS, Manufacturer, New Orleans, La. Represented by Nathan Bach.
Saturday, May 18, 1901.
Jos. E. Ransdell,
Rieal Estate Agent,
LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA,
Will practice in the Courts of East
Carroll, West Carroll and Madison
Parishes, and the State Supreme Court.
JOHN A. MONTGOMERY, Notary
Public, Court Stenographer and Fire
Insurance Agent, is in my ollice.
Clifton F. Davis,
Lteal 3Elstatoe A.gt.,
Lake Providence, La.
HAVING JUST FINISIIED A COMPLET
4BSTRACT OF ALL TIE LANIDS IN EAST
2AllRIILL. I AM PREPARED) TO' FU'ItNISH
&BSTACTS OF TITLES oN SHoRT NOTICE,
E. WAYLES BROWNE.
STENOGRAPHER AND NOTARY PUBLIC.
W . B. ELL, W. B. PIERCE.
DOCTORS BELL AND PIERCE,
Our office is located in the otffice for.
mally occupied by Hlion. C. S. Wyly.
Dr. Pierce's residence. The Egelly
LTocal and Parish News.
The rain was a blessing to the plan
Ice ought to be cheap in Providence
"Sue a friend and buy an enemy," is
a true saying.
Mr. ,Jake Stein, of Aleasia was in
town on Tuesday.
The hook and pre;.:ium list for the
fair is being prepared.
Take in the re-union at Memphis on
the 28th, 29th and 30th.
A first class brick making business
would pay in Providence.
Remember you caq now get lumber
from your home saw mill.
The Banner-Democrat enters on its
fourteenth year with this issue.
The Town Council met on Thursday
evening. Proceedings next week.
There will be services at the Catho
lic church at half past ten to-morrow.
The much needed rain has come, and
vegetation will now thrive and flourish.
Home merchants and home enter
prise are things that should be patron
Cotton planted too near the edge of
the levee will be affected by eipage
Mr. Henry Maben made the round
trip to Greenville on the Belle on
Miss Alms Newcomb, of Pilcher's
Point, left last week to visit friends at
Miss Willie Smith, of Yazoo City. is
vislting Mrs. Geo. Ashbridge and Miss
Mr. R. J. Burney has a brand newi
Eagle condenser for sale. See notice
in another column.
The river is now falling at this point
after reaching about a thirty-six and
a.half foot stage.
Mr. Clark Hail bhas finished up as-.
sessing in the slet, 2nd and 3rd wards,
except the town. lie is now iu the
4th ward, which he will finush up this
Mr. Nimmo White is agent for the
Home Ascetylene Gas Lamp. The
lamp is very pretty, and Mr. White
informed us that he is selling a great
many of them.
Mr. liavis, of the Enoch-Bavis Lum
ber Co., Vicksburg, the firm that
received the contract for the erection
Sof the court house, arrived Tuesday,
and went right to work.
Services at the Episcopal church to.
morrow morning at 11 o'clock and at
8 o'clock in the evening.
Peck's sprinkler was not needed on
Monday and Tuesday. The water
came from the right source.
Mr. L. W. Gay, of Goeben, La., was
a visitor to town on Tuesday. He re
ports that rain is badly needed.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Aeshhridge and
Miss Pearl Burney made the round
trip to Greenville on the Belle last Fri
Prof. Robt. Roberts left last Satur
y morning for his home at Roston,
ere he will remain during the sum
t e mill may be able to grled with
tr that i past, but the hand or
gade the rawuold air over and
rad Pranklin bad ease of Sgbht
tnd before bi Medady. Tbe
made richer by a fle ha
ANNUAl. REUNION IUNITED) CON.
FE)ERATE V ETERANS.
Menphis, Tenn . May 28 to 30,11)01.
()n accouIt of the above occasion
the Y & M. V. railroad will sell round
trip tickets at one cent per mile in
each direction. late from Vicksburg
$4.40 (four dollars, torty cents.) Tick
ecl, sold May 25, 26, 27; return limit
Tickets may be extended until and
including June 19, if return portion is
deposited with joint ticket agent at
Memphis between May '28 and June
3, inclusive, and on payment of fee of
We will also run special trains to
Memphis. Schedule will be published
later. For further information, call on
or address the undersigned,
A. Q. PEA lCE, T. P. A.,
Jerry Duncan, the colored man who
was arrested by marshal Peck on a
description furnished by the sheriff of
Maryana, Ark., and who was taken
back to that place, turned out not to
be the man, and was immediately
given his freedom.
As one passes along the streets an
object can be seen sitting on the gal
lery of about every other residence
with, their head tied up in a shawl or
something else, and when asked what I
is the matter, they squeal out: "Oh,
nothing but the mumps"
Mr. Phil McGuire went to Vicks
burg last Friday, returning Sunday
evening, so as to be on hand at the
Police Jury meeting on Tuesday. He
will leave again in a few days for
Memphis, St. Louis and other cities
north of us, and will remain away for
The Police Jury met on Tuesday
and transacted a great deal of busi
ness. A full board was present-Hon.
Robt. Nicholson, president, of the first
ward; Mr. Chas. Hope, of the second
ward; Mr. Phil McGuire, of the tgrd
ward; Mr. A. M. Nelson, of the fourth
ward, and Mr. T. W. Jay, of the fifth
The bank up along the front of Cot
tonwood is rapidly caving into the
river. The levee completed a little
over a year ago, is quite a distance
back from Mrs. McCulloch's residence,
but we learn that the way the'baunk is e
dropping in that it will only be a
short time when the river will be close
to her home.
Rev. Mr. Skipper, of Edwards,
Miss.. has been holding morning and
evening service at the Methodist
church during the week. He has had
large congregations at each service.
He is an eloquent divine, and thert is
-no doubt be has done much good in
Providence. He left yesterday morn
ing for Mayersvillo. t
Rev. Mr. Boberg received a tele
gram on Tuesday from Rev. A. Gor
don Bakowell of New Orleans, saying
that it would be impossible for him to
fill his appointment here next Sunday
on account of sickness. This will be
a great disappointment to the Episco
palians ofourtown and parish, who s
were looking forward to a great deal e
of pleasure in his coming.
The Lake Providence Bank is in a
flourishing condition, as can be seen
by its quarterly statement published (
iu the Banner.Democrat. There is
no more careful or successful business
man in Providence than its vice presi
dent, Mr. J. N. Hill, nor its cashier,
Mr. J. W. Tooke, Jr. This banik is a
secure place to keep your money, and
It should be helped in every way pos
Biliousness is a condition character
ized by a disturbance of the digestive
organs. The stomach is debilitated,
the liver, torpid, the bowels cnonsti
pated. There is a loathing of food,
pains in the bowels, diazinese, coated (
tongue and vomiting, first of the un
digested or partly digested food and
then of bile. ChamberlaIn's Stomach
and Liver Tablets allay the distnrban
ces of the stomach antd create a bealthy I
appetite. They also tone up the liver
to a healthy action and regulate the
bowels. Try them and you are dertain
to be much pleased with the result.
For sale at J. S. Guenard's drug store.
There are some youngsters in Provi
dence that it will pay their mothers
to keep a hold on them by their
apron strings. *
The small gunboat Scorpion passed
on up to Memphis on Wednesday.
The little craft did not honor us by
The many friends of Dr. F. RI. Ber
nard were glad to see him able to be
out on Monday, after a rather severe
attck of grippe.
Mr. W. S. Brown has been selected
by the Police Juty to watch the inter.
eets of the parish in the construction
of the court houase,
Providence was crowded with col.
ored people last Satarday. Busines
seemed to be very good conasiderIng
the season of the your.
Ice, wholesale and
Mr. ('lark al1 sends us the gratify.
iug ntews that nearly every planter in
the parish has first class stands of cot
ton; but that the corn crop is not so
promising. He says that Mr. T'. B.
I)ewees, manaager on the Templeton
place has a magnificent crop, both of
cotton and corn, all made by the
rented system. That the Richardson
property at Epps, has poor prospects
and what they have is no good. There
use to be some one hundred negro
families on the three plantations, and
nearly all had more or less personal
property; now there are only eighteen
men on the three places, with nothing
except a mustang poney. When Mr.
Gay had charge of this property
everything was in good condition.
Hte is now running the Kent and Wil
son property, and has the places well
supplied with hands, anid has good
"It Is with a.good deal of pleasure
and satisfaction that I recommend
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy," says Druggist A.
W. Sawtelle, of Hartford, Con. "A
lady customer, seeing the remedy ex
posed for sale on my show case, said
to me: 'I really believe that medicine
saved tmy life the past summer while
at the shore,' and she became so en
thuiastic over its merits that I at once
made up my mind to recommend it
in the future. Recently a gentleman
came into my store so overcome with
colic pains that be sank at once to the
floor. I gave him a dose of this
remedy which helped him. I repeat
ed the dose and in fifteen minutes he
left my store smilingly informing me
that he felt as well as ever" For sale
at J. S. Guenard's drug store.
Mr. W. H. Holly, of Brunswick,
Miss., was the guest of Mr. and Mrs
J. S GOeuard last Friday and Satur
day. Mr. Holly came over to look at
our country with the intention of in
vesting in land. Mr. Guenard took
him out to look at the back country,
where there is to-day a great many
plantations in a bhighi state of cultiva
tion. Mr. Holly was greatly taken
with what he saw, and thought that
we had a fine country, and a rattling
The rain last Friday and Saturday
amounted to almost nothing, but the
rain Sunday night and Monday morn
ing, although not near enough, will do
much good in helping vegetptlo;m.
There was a good deal of cotton re
planted that had not come up that will
now make a good stand. The rain
was badly needed, and the planters
were very much alarmed at the pros
pects. The season is very late and
The school days are over now for
the next few months, and the small
boy, with his fishing poll and can of
bait are inseparable companions.
l'he days are hot enough for them to
hang over the creek or doubled up on
some log with his eyes fixed on a gaily
painted cork In the still water, while
one waits for the unweary minnow to
swallow the temptation offered in the
shape of a fat worm wiggling at the
end of a book.
Master Chas. F. Hall, nephew of
Mr. Clark fall, came' up from Milli
kin's Bend last week to spend a few
days with Mr. ilall's sons. His step
father, Mr. J. I). Dorrah, is now living
at Millikin's Bend, and we were glad
to learn from the young man that he
was getting along nicely. Mr. Dor
roh used to live in our parish, and is a
first claess gentleman, who was highly
respected and esteemed.
Mrs. Simon Brown, mother of Mr.
W. S. Brown of our parish, died at
C'rawford, St. Mary parish, on the 8th,
and her remains were taken to Iounma
by special train and interred in the
Magnolia cemetery at that place.
Captain Brown has the deepest sym
patby in the death of his mother.
Mr. Dennis Brown was thbe lowest
bidder for firing the road on the lake,
let by the street and bridge committee
of the town. It is to be hoped that
the street and bridge committee will
see that it is done right.
The exact site for the tnew court
house was selected by the Police Jury
on Tuesday. The buildling will be
erected near the clerk's office, which
will make-the jail set directly back of
the new building.
The (Cumberland Telephone Co., are
building their line from Vidalia to SIt.
Joseph and Waterproof It w:l then
build up to Tallulsh, and it is said will
contiuue up from there to Lake Provi
Mrs. Ethel, mother of Mr. H. L.
Ethel, manager of Way-a-Way Ianta.
tion, left last Saturday ou, the Belle
for Vicksburg and other places in
Mississippi to visit relatives.
We regret to learn that Mr. .T. W.
G(rump of Tyrone plsatatioa, has been
quite sick during the past week or ten
days. Ills many frisends hope to see
him soon able to be out.
retail. Ice deliver
We were informed by a gentleman
this week. who had just come down
frorp Carmel, Ark., that Dr. S. A.
Scott, of that place, who owns a
plantalion of over four hundred acres
of land, that when the engineering
corps of the Texas &S Pacific railroad,
or Gould syndicate. reached his place,
tbat he spent two or three days with
them, and that be made an offer to
them, which they are to report to the
head officials, that if the road was
built and came through his lands,
which includes the little village of
Carmel, he would give the road the
right of way, ground for side tracks,
ground for a depot. and would lay off
the place in lots for a town and give
the railroad company every other lot
to build their round house and shops
at this place. Carmel is five miles
west of Cariola, Ark., and lies just at
the foot of the high lands, has five
stores and is building up quite rapidly.
'T'his is a big inducement, and if the
road is built, which is said to be a
certainty, ,uch a proposition will be
considered with much favor. If such a
thing as car shops and round house is
to be built "in this division" by the
contemplated road, our progressive
citizens should keep their weather eye
open and see that when the road is
built that our town is not left out, and
that if it takes a tax and money even
to induce them to place their shops
here, that It will be done. It is a
long time off yet, but we just mention
this to show to our citizens that other
places are awake and working for
such things as these that go a long way
in boosting the town that is lucky
enough to get theim.
The palatial steamer Belle of the
Ilends has now inaugurated her sum
mer schedule and will make her three
trips regularly between Vicksburg
and Greenville- This boat will leave
Vicksburg every Monday, Thursday
and Saturday, passing Providence go
ing up every Tuesday, Friday and
Sunday morning; and returning will
pass every Monday, Wednesday and
Saturday morning. The fair for the
round trip, to either Vicksburg or
Greenville, is made at one rate
during the summer monthis, which
should be quite an inducement
for those who want to take a day or
so from home.
Miss Florence Newman, who has
been a great sufferer from muscular
i rheumatism, says Chamberlaln's Pain
Balm is the only remedy that affords
her relief. Miss Newman is a much
Irespected resident of the village of
Gray, N. Y., and makes this statement
for the benefit of others similarly
afflicted. This liniment is for sale by
J. S. Guenard's druggist.
Some persons were kicking about
the Police Jury letting out the con
tract for the construction of an iron
orildge to cross Tenses, which was not
only needed, but economical In the
long run. We notice the Police Jury
of Concordia parish, at their meet
ing held last week, let the con
tract for the erection of three iron
bridges to E. P. Alsbury & Son.
of llouston, Texas, for the sum of
$5.789 No doubt the Concordia
Police Jury find out that with wooden
structures it is continually repairing
and that in the end they have no
ICE CREAM SOCIAL.
The Chancel Chapter of
the Episcopal Church
w ll give an ice cream
social at the residence of
Mrs. Jas. N..Turner on
\\ednesday evening next,
the 22, comnlencing at
7:30 1'p. m. Every one is
Captain R. N. Rea, of the Alabama
plantation on Old river,bad to replant
alntost his entire place on account of
tbe frost of a few weeks ago. Before
replanting he placed his cotton seed
in sacks and soaked them for nearly
twenty-four hours in Old river and
then took them and replanted. We
are informed that it was only a few
days whten every seed had sprouted
and that be had a perfect stand of cot
ton-just as fine as in the parish, atnd
that he is chopping out. Capt. Rea is
a first class planter.
TIHE DRAWINIG CARD
In our establishment is PERFECT
FIT IN EVERY'THlING. For the
long or short man we have not only
Clothing to fit, but Shirts and Under
wear als,--and everything is first
claus. No seconds in any line.
Our Negligee Shirt stock is unuseu
ally fine this season.
Mouey back if' not suited.
Mail orders receive prompt atten
WARNER & SEARLES CO.,
The Methodist church has been
largely atuenuted during the week,
both at the morning atid eveninig ser
vices. At the Sunday services the
church was crowded.
Mrs. W. II Fisher went to Green
ville on Truesday to visit her daughter,
Miss Pearl, atd her sisters, Merdames
Abe and Sam Blum. Mrs. Fisher will
remain a week.
Phil McGnire, Jr., has a new variety
of a mocking bird in a cage at his place
of business that aLtracts a great deal of
attention. Any way, Puil has the
Mhisses Francis McBdrron, Gertrude
O'Stllivan and T''eresa Fousee went
to (;Greenville on theBelleof thbe Bends
Tuesday, returning on Wedaeeday.
Mr. J. W. l)unw, the bhntHng sheriff
and tax collector, will have only a few
places of property to dispose of on the
duly the sales takes place.
ed free in any part
Is here. Man is preparing to shed his
It's our business to show him the proper
things in dress for this first Spring of the
And we have the ,"proper things"
nothing more proper anywhere-beautiful
textures-beautiful weaves beautiful tai
The Royal Tailors, of Chicago, are
our tailors. They have sent us some six
hundred patterns j the latest Spring and
Summer suitings. Look them over. We
think you'll like them and that you'll
want a new suit from one of them-and
perhaps a new Spring overcoat.
If you can beat the goods-the style
-the fit-the tailoring-we don't expect
your patronage; but you can't-you can't
even match them at the price.
Don't fail to see our big line of Cassi
meres and Worsteds, Outing Flannels and
Fancy Vestings. .
Remember, every garment tailored to
your measure-tailored the way you want
it tailored-tailored without any help from
the ",sweat shop," and guaranteed to please
you or we keep it.
W. N. WHITE, AGCT.,
LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA.
THE OLD RLIARBLE
. PHIL'S SALOON,
HEAD3 UARTERS FOR
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
I. IBILL= I; 3R POOL PA.L_.OR .O.
Schlitz Milwaukee BQottle Beer and Christian
• €Moerlein Keg Boore always on hand.
"OLD FORESTER" A 8PECIALTY. .
SPhil J. McGuire & Co., Proprietors. .
ce Delivered free to any part of Town
Patronageo solioited. Guarantee piomptness.
Call ust up over either 'phione.
We understanud that there has been
a gentleman in town this week who is
anxious to.sink a well for oil on the
property of Mrs. F. F. Montgomery.
Out at the home of Mr. Tom Wilson
the water cannot be used on account
ot something resembling oil. Who
knows but that-it may be struck.
Mr. L. P. Tisch, a practical watch
maker and repairer, has located in onr
town, and has a window at the store
of Mr. W. H. Fisher. He comes highly
recommended as a first class workman.
Memorial services will be held at
the cemetery next Wednesday by the
Edward Sparrow Chapter of the
D)aughters of the Confederacy. See
the programme in another column.
Try the new remedy for costiveness,
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. Every box guaranteed.
Price, 25 cents. For sale at Guenard's
The town should have better side
walks rather than any other improve.
ment. (Good sidewalks should be the
first thing started by the new town
An enjoyable dance was given ln
the second ward on Wednesday night
by the young gentlemen of that ward,
Several of the boys from towa weno
The officers of the Broomaey Higt
School (colored) are preparing to havt
a big time at their closing exercies
which will take place next week.
We learn that ie back country
from the saw' a -on out, got the
heaviest part of tb rlain. The farmers
say it will do much good.
We bsve only a feJw pairs of thout
75cts low quartersrft.
S. Galanty d Bro.
The Lake Providence Bank,
at close of business March 30, 1901.
Loans. discounts and over
drafts ... ....... .. $35,121.31
Real estate, furniture and
fixturnes .............. 3,753 96
Cash in safe and other
Banks ................ 64,877.83
Capital stock paid in...... 15,000.00
Undivided profits, (expen
se and taxes paid) ...... 2.102.32
Deposits ...... ....... 86,122,52
Other cash items......... 3.26
I, J. N. Hill, Vice President and J.
I W.Tooke, Jr., Cashier, do hereby cer
tify that the above statement is true
Sworn to and subscribed before me
on this the 13th day of April, 190 1.
CrAs. R. EGELLY,
May 4, '01-4t.
SAVE YOUR TIN TAGS
Taken from the following brands of
tobacco: Show Down, Bob Hancock,
Chip, Red Heart, Dewey Twist dnd
S Uncle Henry and ask your merchant to
I show you the hthograph hanger we
sent him, showing cuts, of forty useful
and handsome presepts, which we are
giving away until Jan. 1. 1902, in ro
. deeming these tags. Write for list of
HANCOCK BROS. & CO.
' abaoeo Manuftctors's,
SAM GALANTY FRED. GALAXNT
S Galt & Bry,
- DEALERS IN -
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Boots and 'Shoes,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS:
Truniz.e, VTalioes. Over_.ShoeB.
3iEverpthing in our store is new and first class, and we
solicit a liberal share of your patronage
THE GREAT BARGAIN HOUSE OF
Corner Lake and Levee Streets--North Side.
- --DEALER IN
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats and
LADIES' and GENT'S Furnishings.
We also carry a complete line of
of the latest styles,and fads, and our prices are extramely low.
I respectfully ask a share of, the public patronage, and guarante to
treat every one right.
The Lake ProvidenceBank,
TiE 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. 1Oc
$25 and not exceeding $60. 15e $6f) and not exceeding- $80, 20c
$80 and not exceeding $100, 25c. and on up at rate of 25o per $100.
If a Bank draft is lost or miscarried in the mails, you can get a duplioatd'
without delay. You do not have to fillout application. There are also s;
other advantages over P. O. or Express money orders. Give it a trial,
J. W. TOOKE, JR., Cashier.
i iiiH R. J. BURNEY. i ' i' 1
Bernard Buildig, Lake Street, Lake Provideno e, La.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, and Shoes,
and everything kept in a First Class Store
"verythgmt for L.acdies.
EXverythirýg for Gentlemen.
A FULL LINE OF GROCERIES.
1 We are here to stay. and by fair and honest dealing, we hope to
build up a first class trade. We solicit your business, and will do obr best
to please you. Give us a call.
THE GUENARD DRUG STORE,
AJ S. ~GIJNAFRD, PRqRItQRO
Ij.ale SOtreet. L.aaue Providcence. IT.j
Drugg, fedieine8, Chemical$, patent fedicine.
3arries a full lirte of Pairts, Oils, arr~isI2es,
BrbslZes, Woliet Soaps, PerfPnrery, Books, J~ie
gtatiorpery ard Glass.
Prescriptions Accurately Compounded.
Geo. W. McKee,
The Old Iteliable Croocy "IIEouse
* -Dealer In-
Fine Whiskies, Wines and Cigars,
All kiinds FFohoy Fbrieilv 0i- eties
We iuvite you to call and see our Stock of Canned Goods. We carry
alarge line of different grades of esgar and coffee. We buy for cieh
and secure the diseconnt, therefore we can sell for a small profit.
Spring. and ummer
I //JI/ just received from which you
can axilke your selrection foryour
77 wearinig ;lpprel with a uaran
tie ,f ,atiefactitn. Thti Con
ecru is thi. bet knOWt Firn
,,f ~ierchant Tal hrs in Chicago :
n,,d .I0, the birgest busitqt·e of
Mkrciant ttailorigtin theUnited -
Staite-t , We " can show. yo msaim
vlvh of their noods and a finer
line caunot found. There
fal rtc, are nratchliess in qnl
ity: thie nrewet imnportathon.
anod fleto-tlate Vatt.ernt, iil new
atvls and nhbby Creations;
prites are rfi.ght too, and you
Scaltl gett a garment now with the
m.p,,r ctt 40 lr z fit and with good
si mintige to corr-spond.
flake eYor Selection Balry.
aAMPLEr DtSPLAVtD W
w. D. QO.WI M A....
We do all I .. A