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LAKE PROV IDENCE. LA.
JAMES N. TURLNER.
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SUBi3 tRIPTION: 8SOO PER YEAR.
Saturday, June 15, 1901.
Fifth District Levee Board.
Il,.iular metlng sa econd Wednesday's t
tr. J.ltuary, April July, andt October, at
Delta. La. tt
iEffccl of the /ississippi Court s tt
Decision on the Levees. st
W,, c.,,ly eloow an interview had t]
1, the laily States with Major C. ty
('. ('ordlill and two strong editorials se
from that palecr comrnaIting on the If
ilitervie, 1;':d with that gentleman an
in re-ar.I to the decision of the Lr
c(',lt ,f " Mii ippli at Vicksburg a thi
: w day ago. ''his decision is far wi
reac!hin,, andl if it is not reversed s"
by the Supreme Court of that State, of
it will be a deathblow to levee con
Estrlction for all time to come. We t il
believe that the case will be re- th:
manded, for several reason set torth the
in the stronrg editorials written by e]d
tie States, at: n that on its second set
trial our levee I;oard will win the tin
suit. The "lecisio:a in this case does pri
liot look like reason or justice: in
In one of the Mississippi state cir- lee
cuit courts, several days ago, at Vicks- na
bhug. a jury remtlered a verdict in the to
snm of live thousand dollars aga:inst for
President McClellan of the Fifth Dis- per
trict Levee Board of the State of Lou- lar
isiana and flnlgerson Brothers, con- wh
tractors Stlrt for damages in the sum of
of twenty-five thousand dollars had Nfut
been filed against the plaintiffs. The for
case attractcdl Considerable attention the
because of the surprise occasioned that has
the matter should have been accorded wit
hearing in a Mississippi court. as all will
the parties at interest are citizens of tria.
the State of Louisiana. Among the niee
exceptions raised by the attorneys for thei
the defendants was one as to the court T
having jnrisdiction, but they were all met
promptly overruled and the defend- land
ants were forced to trial with the re- ests
sult that the jury returned the above whit
mentioned verdict. . is to
Senator C. C. Cordill, a member of spor
that levee board, who was also madd cept
one of the defendantq to the suit, chat- fron
ted with a reporter of the States, last lae
evening, about the matter, and in the I leve
coUrse of conversation, said : tinu
"In 1899 the United States govern- of b
ment started the conetruction of a have
levee in the parsah of tenesas that is willi
something over seven miles long, and mere
coatiningg about 900,000 cubic yards. Ti
ThreL wan a little tramway extending appe
front the Missisippi river out to Lake sippi
Brtin-adistaiMee of about a mile andti leve
a half-over whichb the cars are drawn the I
by males. Whea the work on the affe
levekn treaehed that point where it was may
maers y to oreo e the tram, the presi- publ
desit of the leve board moved it about ciple
lb tUdtt~md and fifty feet, injuring it triun
it m· other way. The levee authori- the
tites no obhjectlons to the building the p
"t (pp'oaobee for the tram to cross the assar
3: : as isoustomary in the cases not pobli
- ,of all other trams of a similar the p
a but of the great trunk roads tech
I·I that approach the Mississippi pabli
O.teaurred to the person claiming posib
-i- b the owner of the road to bring he gr
tit the State iof Mississippi against could
t Xs ldent'of the levee board, the cheaq
Meatrsctor andl myself. individually hills
4ad in solido. Now the road was strna
aever of any great value; never mniade of the
any money and in thi nature of things the p
could nut make an y on account of its earv I
]ocation, a fact I called attention to at levee
the time of its building., 'The position to it I
the presidclen.t of the levee board was in court
was either to remove the tram as he inasn
did or to suspend work on the levee at be a
that oint. thetreby a:ffecting the entire safetJ
)lne of the levee ana leaving not only ducti
the northern portion of the state liable Tha
to overflow antd rulin, but the south
Western portion of the state as well. day s
"The case was brought to trial in impol
Vickabnrg and a jury eamnpanelled which Tie
returned a verdict of five thousand ofthe
dollars against the defendants. We cision
were not permitted to sallow that the court
owner of the roadl had returned it to volvil
the parish assessor of T'l'euans for $760 dama
for the purpose of taxation, and that perso
was at a time when it was not affected suane
in anywise by the complained of renl o- ic
val of the portion referred to as ob. astoni
structing the constrttction of the levee. ing it
Nor were we permnitted to prove that in its
the alleged power had allowed the tram lion f
to be sold for taxes for the sum of satio
thirty dollars and has notoffered to re. most
deem it since. princi
"The case has been appealed to the The c
Supreme Court of Mississippi. It is peal t
perfectly apparent that if the levee of Mi
oficials who receive no compensation iniol
are to be treated in this manner, it will a ver3
be extremely difficult to find solvent affets
persons willing to serve as members of ought
levee boards. ease
The officials in this matter were act- Wh
Ilg in accordance with the laws of the stated
State of Louisiana, lonerpreted by our matte
bhighest court in the Bass ease from the Ta
East Ca-rroll and the Rush ease from contri
the town of Carrollton. A lar e and and a
the richest portion of the State of ia- have 1
sissippi is alluvial land peoteeted by yet, a
levees just as we are in this State. It day, t
is easy to be seen how antagenispms can ciple a
bring up in one Statet agatnst the .othet minisi
which is bound to reensult in injroay to tivelv
both. Our laws are perfectly plain workl
aboat all the matters pr6'oked in this If the
suit and for that reason thae, p tlat the sli
took a chance shot in Mississippi. hopne, be hel
tfl to avait him.nelf of thilro,,tal 4l. er-t ,
dices of the people of tLa sigliabds bea
agaest those ofd the lowlandl" ' be 'bu
Y.atrdi aflteprxoa the Staten, in jMr
at its local columns. detailed tlhe facts of n
a remarkable ptoceeding had in Vicks- j
bor.ur Miss.. the other clay in a suit a
r AT, against the president and mienimers of
the'le'tnsas Levee Board. Brielly stat
ed. the suit was based upon the action
of the leveetboard in question remov- t.
ini a tram road a short distance due- O
ing the building of a new levee, the re- ti
moval being necessary in order to ena
hle the work to'proceed at a time when ti
d- del ay would have placed in jeopardy a it
large section of the country which this v
al. levee w.as designed to protect, All
the parties to this suit were citizens of
oI,uisinna, whatever damage may have e
been done to tIt plaintiff in the case "
occurred in Loiiana, anid vet the suit r(
.was brought before a Mississippi court, W
instead of being tried before the court et
which had local jurisdiction over all the to
d parties to the transaction In addition at
ray' to this Senator (Cordill points out that tt
the road. which was an insignificant It
trami road, had been returned to the
l,:.prih asses-(,r for purposes of taxation C
for the nmall amount of $750. and thatb
the ower had permitted it to be sold st
for taxes for the trifling sum of $30. gt
but the court refused to admit evidence tr
gFoin g to est:tblish these facts, and the $s
I lt'r rturned a verdict of damages in of
ite. armn of .5.0(10 against the president at
,)f thei leve I,,:ar and the contractors
who built the levee, each in his individ- hI
Pretermitting consideration of the re
somewhat unusual proceeding of a th
plaintiff going over into another State W
to have his claim adjudicated and the hs
apparently arbitrary action of the court St
in barring evidence which would neces- tn
sarily haye had a most import:ant bear- to
ing upon the issue, the States desires to I ,
_I:: confine its discussion of the subject at L
, this time to the disastrous blow which
rt 5 this decission. if it be sustained, has ot
struck against the development of the tit
riparian sections in the South. The ju
had law bearing upon the contention set up I th
that a man acting in his official capaci- m
r C. ty and within the limits of the pre- th,
ialde scribed powers can ble held personally su
the for damage resulting from his official of
cotion, is perfectly clear in Louisiana, an
nai and, had such a suit been entered in a
the louistana court the party bringing I co
the claim wo:iul have had his suit It
rg a tthrown out It remains to be seen ere
far what view the Supreme Court of Mis- pel
sedt sslsippi will take of this question, and dir
t uponI the final decission rests the fate
ate, of future levee building in the South ef
,on- It is Iperfectly pla:iu that if the judg
We inent of the lower court be confirmed, upt
aid the principle be once established su
re that levee board officials acting in la
rth their official capacity, are to be subject. pet
iy ed to the annoyance of being held indt- in
> vidually responsible in a pecuniary the
d sense for such damages as it may some- prc
the times become necessary to inflict upon the
private property in the construction of ma
levees for the general protection, then.
in that event, we have seen an end of u.
cir- levee boards; because no responsible bui
ks- man will be found who could afford Wi
the to accept a position where his private it i
nst fortune will be at the mercy of every the
)is- person who may object to the particu- gre
on- lar location or plan of construction vid
:n- which may be adopted' by the building woi
am of such levees as may be built in the teet
tad future. If the contractor is held bound vie
he for damages inflicted in carrying out die
ion the plans of levee boards to which he
ast has given bond for faithful compliance per,
Led with the trnrms of his contract, there mit
all will be nobody willing to take con. prot
of tracts for levee huilding, hence it is post
be needless to say that without builders dert
for there can be no building. coRn
trt The blow aimed at river improve- turn
all ment and, the protection of our riparian and
d- lands is a deadly one. The result of the to d
e- establishment of the principle upon
ve which the judgment of the lower court for
is founded can only he to keep all re- loca
of sponsible men in the future from ac- They
dd cepting positions on levee boards, and to tl
it- from taking contracts for building the
.t levees. If, under such circumstances, rend
he levee boards and levee contractors con- in a
tinue to exist, they moust be composed th
n- of bankrupts and insolvents, men who
a have nothing to lose, and hence are to a
is willing to hazard desperately on the prov
Id mere possibility of winning something. forey
a. This case, which is now gone up on ermt
g appeal to the Supreme Court of Missis- and
s ppi, is of the utmost moment toevery tage,
d levee board and riparian laud-owner in wlith
a the South. It goes further than this, resul
e affects every board and evety man who ae
a may hold public p.silioii and discharge o ae
1t public duties. It attacks a vital prin
it eiple in public administration and its Ielho
it triumph would operate as a calamity to as wi
i- tihe public welfare. The interests of of th
g the people would be left exposed to the court
e assaults of every adventurer, because whic
t public oflicers would no' dare to incur conce
r the personal liability which might at- stron
a tech to their action in defending the those
i public rights andi interests Levee
building ald maintenance would be im- over'
g posible because the reslponsibility would a ca
g he greater than any reasonable man valle:
. could afford to incur, and it would be
e cheaper and safer to move out to the
y hills and let tihe waters sweep unre-. It
a strained over the rich alluvial sections scalp
e of the State, than it would be to take durin
s the perilous step that would bie neces- that
s sary to their protection. The various nes
t levee boards of the South ought to see
i to it that the case is presented to the ay
a court in the strongest possible manner, ight
e inasmuch as an adverse decision would poits
tbe a deathblow administered to the accoa
e safety andi progress of the most pro
ductive section on the face of the globe.
' The same paper in its edition of Fri
day says more on this most vital and I.st
Simportant question, as follows: day oh
The States yesterday discusseed some s
1 of the fatures of the far-reaohing tle- day,tt
a cision recently delivered by the lower
Scourt at Vicksburg. Miss, in a case in- IT B Di
Svolving the pinuciple of recoveringO GeoO
Sdamages against public ofllicials in their Cas Si
t personal capacity, for acts done in pur. W N V
Ssuance of their lduties and authority as J P;
Sofficials. It is a matter of profouud W B 1
- astonishment that a decision so sweep- bTris
Sing in its character and so far-reaching JS MiI
Sin its effect, has excited so little atten- List
tion from the people and press of the the frs
f section of country which would feel ntng o
Smost heavily the"forceof the dangerous ,v N
principle thus sought to be established. Wi H.
SThe ease having been taken up on ap. Jno Be
peal to the Supreme Court of the State It obt
of Mississippi, the enormous interests norry
involve ought to suggest the making of Joe Gr
a very strong light by every interest WK 8
affected, and the best attainable talent O P a
( ought to be employed to conduct the I, (Jit
ease before that court. F B 1t
S While the suit is directed, as was Lewls
Sstated in the States' account of the Handel
Smatter, against President McClellan, of ..t h
Sthe Tensas Itcvee Board, and the levee the s
Scontractors In their rtivate capacities, gltnanl
Sand whilethe damages, If awarded, will of Jly
Shave to be paid by then indivitduelly, Will i
yet, as ue States pointed out yesiter-
day, the establlshment- o such a pria- Ezra B
ciple would be disastirns to public ad. Ifl i
ministratoun and waould alt'wth pbre-l Will
tively paralyzing edlt e pea thie gruet ao
work of levee ematrauctinn fa th~ 86th I Andr
If the contentiod shdttld p ea tt Chebal
the nemhers of a citste l)uaid ar to Gee Wi
be helk iudividualy resp4k4mde for at.K
..es ..u.. its -riva *j -$ 'tb ! tw _
t~tt·g~~, _a ~ir
1cs~h.A. t'vtio $fit~tt 1erqcc~,it Lke·
ts of must be apparent to the most obtuse
ricks- that no man of responsibility will
suit accept a position on a board which
oft- pays no salary to its members and
ction yet subjects 'his private fortune to
,,.ov. the contigencies that may arise out I
dur- of his well-intended efforts to serve
he re- the public interests.
ens- There is still another feature of
when this case to which we did not advert
i''y a in the discussion yesterday, but
this which is sufficient to show the wide
All ramifications of the principle involyv
have ed in this case which will be passed
,,case upon by the Mississippi court of last
suit resort. The Evergreen levee, over
ourt, which this litigation arose, is situat
court ed in the parish of Tensas, it ex
I the tends seven miles along the river
lition and involves the handling of more
that than 900,000 cubic yards of earth.
ca It was laid out by the United States
then engineers, the plans were approved
ithat by the Mississippi River Commis
sold sion and the work was done under
$30. government supervision, the con.
hunce tract involving an expenditure of
the $250,000. If the principle should
s in obtain that the public officials who
idont author ize public work are to be held
ivd-. personally responsible for damages
Sthat may result to individuals as a
the result of such public work, and that
,f a these public officials can, upon the
wtate whim of prejudice or malice, be
the hauled before the courts of other
ourt States and mulced in this uncere.
ices- inonious fashion, it is not difficult
'ear- to see how this will terminate. The
es to Mississippi River Commission, the
aict United States engineers, as well as
has others occupying prominent posi
the tions, dare not come within the
The jurisdiction of Mississippi courts, of
t up the courts of other States where
paci- men with petty grievances, such as
pre- the one forming the basis of this
,aitl suit, may follow them % ith service
ical of warrants commanding them to
i, a answer for their official action in a
ing court and before a jury to which
Suit they may not only be entire strang
een ers, but where local prejudices and
Mis- petty jealousies may greatly preju
and dice their defense.
fate It is not necessary to describe the
uth effect such a principle would exert
'dg- upon future government effort under
ned, such conditions. After infinite
in labor and many years of waiting the Si
et. people of the valley have succeeded C(
ndu- in creating a setiment throughout
ary the country in favor of liberal ap
ne- propriations for the improvement of
Pon the great river, and for several years
of many millions of dollars have been
en spent by the government in levee
ible building along the Mississippi.
ord With the sentiment thus spreading, sr
-ate it is not unreasonable to hope that Si
ery the day is not far distant when Con.
cu- gress will see the necessity of pro.
ion viding for taking over the entire t17
big work of river improvement and pro- M
the tection. With such a possibility in
Sview, is it possible that local preju
he dices and the bickerings between
ace persons And localities will be per.
ere mitted to interfere and destroy a 1c<
,n. prospect so beneficent.? Is it sup
is p posed that the government will un- TI
era dertake to send out engineers and W]
commision to aid a people who re- ev
re- turn the favor by forcing its agents f
an and representatives into local courts,
en to defend thanselves against claims
irt for personal damages inspired by
re- local jealousies and animosities?
c. These are the questions which occur
kd to the observer in connection with
og the high-handed decision recently
s. rendered against Louisiana officials
K" in a Mississippi court of justice. If
the people of the valley are prepared
re to abandon all attempts at levee im
.e provement, if they are willing to
g. forego the efficient aid of the gov
in ernment in their efforts to redeem
s- and protect their magnificent heri
ry tage, then they may sit supinely by
n while the process of rendering this
*, result inevitable is being vigorously
"[attempted. If they are not prepared St
to accept a result so calamitous, It at 3
t behooves them to take such action Stea
t as will ensure the ablest presentation at 3
f, of their side of the case before the F
e court. The issue involved is one in thro
m which the entire valley is vitally
r concerned, and for this reason the
- strongest support should be given to
• those defending a principle which if
overthrown will be nothing short of
a calamity to the citizens of the
Svalley from Cairo to the Gulf.
It is said that the Memphis ticket
s scalpers robbed the unsophisticated
e during the Confederate reunion in
Sthat city. This is a branch of busi
ness that should be broken up. It'
may benefit a few, but all railroads
tight shy of giving low rates to ex
Apositions and great gatherings on
Saccount of these scalpers.
Idst of grandjurors selected this the 7th D
day of June. to serve for the six months of
the year 1901, and for the term of the 7th ig.
SDistrict Court, beginning on the first Mon- Exp
day, the eIst day of July, 1901:
Sward ward w
TB Davis 5 J O Pittman 2
SGeo Guler 2 Geo. S. Owen 5
,T Sitton 8 J A Brooke 3
SChas MeAlpin 4 R L Hill 3
W N White 3 T J Powell
SJ w Pittman 3 Albert Taylor 2
W B Keene 2 Leo Shields 1 la
J W Tooke.jr 3 J W Crump 4 proyt
Chrls' McGianis 3 Ralph Aly pro
JSMillikin 8W oore 2 t
List of petit jurore drawn to serve for that t
I o.n t~he first Mtonday. tpe lat day ofetha
CN Hall 8 Ben Green 2Iii
W H. McCulloch It Morgaa WRren 2 ninPJ
Jno Boatner 4FK Moran Wr rAu
RIobt G amble 2 Simon Willis g them
hno Walker 4 E gJ Delosy l make
Serry Washington i Usla Cenn 8 ment
Joe Green 5 Jaake Ware 2 mann:
W K Spurlock 3 Harry Hill 8
0P Bamilton .8 Steve Pullis 8
Lewis lls 8 Will Blansleld t8
I JGriotin Haenry Day 8
F B Javsa. 5 Jill Dilar State
SLewis Mitchell "5 Rg neaard. 8
oandel Wade 3 Calvin Dtnn 5 C
Adrtew obimen I Rd Edward I
.the .,on4 week .1 the Distrift CoU, be
SJining on the second Monday, the stoJ
WiU Colln. 8 Ben Irvia at
eOorge Marks 5oen WIli-s , 2
Adam Green r EsoC
Ezra Bradford lcba r 1 Sn
Will OIlespi I W.b I W• 7, a b.twe
•Joe Bik- CI.w C 8
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State of Louisiana. Parish of East Carroll,
Ninth District Court.-No. 567.
C. A. Voelker et al., versus George
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W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : Louisiana. B
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1Information for the
YAZOO & MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON
JANUARY 28th, 1900.
No. 23-Leave Memphis 9:00 a. nm.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:00 p. m.
No. 5-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. un.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. m.
No 24-Leave Vicksburg 17:15 a, m,
Arrive Memphis 5:35 p. inm.
No. 6--Leave New Orleans 4:00 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 11:25 p. m
No, 6-Leave Vicksburg 11:30 p. m"
Arrive Memphis 6:30 a. inm.
No. 22-Leave New Orleans8:40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p. m.
VICKSBURG AND GKEENVILLE
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. in., arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. in.
Leave Greenville 6 a. m.; arrive at
Vickshurg 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.
For Sale or Eohange.
Homes for farmers, blacksmiths, mer
chants and others. Lots 66x1~,0 feet 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. It. EOELLY,
Lake Providence. La.
Dec. 22. 1900.
CITY BARBER .SHOP,
- Lake Street,
W .11. MaBv ............ Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
'Agent for Memphis Steam Laundry.
Braxton House, .
is still in Business r
and continues to handle the fiuest
Bsef, Pork and Mutton.
Your patronage is respectfully asked J
and satiafaetipu guaranteed. V
Se~ Shop right across the *rteet .
from the-old Whittiugton Stable.
. _. . -i : . .u ,f r .. ,:bun
1435s~M, e i s wid etree
qtr wbIu moo; fa-rifht >tiWKas a
~i l .w go f cr·,jlr l~ bi
i(.v u,~a· .3uao ·.S u4, L~:~p ~ a.
queen & crescent
The Best -Line
D.W orth a1dc HEaiat.
The Summer Tourist's favorite
i' e 'via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H. SMITH, G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
1 R.J. ANDERSON. ASST. G. P. A.
New Orleans, Ta.
Lake Providence - - La
'Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, law, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Ordet
Anyone sendn a sketchb and description may
qurcyuIscertain our opinion free whethor an
inventn its probablypentable. Communhca.
tionaetrctl yconfldentIaL Handbook on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for eeurug patntEa.
Patents taken t.roh Muon & Co. receive
special notice, without charns. In the
A hbadsomely ilalustratd weekly. Lamest cir.
culatilon a any siefltIe BiournaL 'erms. $3 a
or onth & CoL iya newdeale
Breach iii. P St..Wsebasston. A
Memphis and Vioksburg
For Lake Provldence, Greenville,
Arkansas Olty and All Way
Ed. Nowland, Jr......... ..Master
Joe Postal..... .......... Clerk
W. R. Span., Traveling Representative
Leaves Memphis eery
Tuesday at 6 p. m,.
Will leave Memphis EVERY Tsae
day at 5 p. m. until further notice.
J. M. KEN.N ED Y,
WILL :PRACTICE IN
rPAN AMFHRIMWAN wZPF5I >W.
s*ulaeo. New reatty
e as reseent Routs.
For the abtve occasion, the Qtuet
Csieunt Lnute will Psell tickets at
w rates to Btffatlo and return from
iitus I,,oated on its lines.
The Q & C.'offers to its patrons ele
gent p',as. nger soivi',e to uffutalo on
fast schedules Scenery of the; flu
ear in tiht country.
3 For partictilars, call upon or address
any Q & C.Agent, or,
- R. W.-BONDS. T. P A
Lo A Terrible Explosion
"Of a gasoline stove burned a lady
here frightfully," writes N. E. Palmer.
of Kirkman. Is. "The boat doctors
couldnit heal the running snore that
followed, bit Rucklen's Arnica Salve
entirely cured me." Intalliable for
CuteI. (,'orlP, Sorra, Boilea, Bruises,
Skin Diseeaearand Piles. 25cts at Gue
nards drug store.
Promulgation of Election.
STATE OF LOUISIANA. 1'ARISII OF
Be it remembered. 'That we. the under
signed Board of Sup,.rvisors of Flection for
the parish of East ('arroll. did this day re
pair to the courthouse of sild parish, for
the purpose of compiling the returns sent
in by the comisnlsiouets of election at the
polling place in said parish and Town of
Providence. of an election held therein on
the 3rn day of June. 1901. for a Mayer. Se
cretary. Treasurer. Marshal and five Coun
cilmee agreeable to the laws of this State
and in pursuance of the proclamation of the
Mayol of the town of Providence andofttle
Boardol Supervisors of Election. and then
and there having arrived we proceeded in
the plesence of Albert Vought, Jno. 8.
Jenkins and Clark N. Hall, witilesses
knowh and hereunto required. and quali
fied Rlectors of this town. and as many
othesi who have chosen to attend, to com
pile said returns. anr have ascertained
fromeald compilation that the votes cast
at sad polling place in this town at said
elect.on. for a Mayor. Secretary. Treasurer,
Marehal and five Councilmen, are as fol
lows to-wit :
(. I1 Franklin. 68.
R. A. Hill. I.
D. 4. Peck. 64.
w$ W. . Blount. Sr., 10.
For S cretary
W. . Fisher. 64.
For Ta surer
Yaney Bell;, 67,
J. 1L Pittman, 59.
C. F' Davis. 39.
W. $ Maguire, 48.
1 N. Blusse. 59.
C. igelly, t8.
V. urdy. 24.
And o hereby declare the following -per.
sons d v elected:
G. M4'ranklin. Mayor; D. F. Peck. Mar
shal; neey Bell. Treasurer; W. H. Fish
Aer, See tary; J. W. Pittman, C. F. Davis,.
W. S. guire. N. Fousse. C. R. Egelty. as
Cooune en. and having made public pro
clamattn of the above results we have
closed is present proceps verbal of eem
pilatio of.votes, which is made In tripli-.
cate, arequired by law.
Towof Providence, parish of East Car
roll, th 4th day of June. 19ol.
Sigad in presence of Albert Vought,
Jno. J. enkins and C. N. lnail.
W. E. Dunn.
W. C. MclRae,
Jas. -N. Turner,
Board;Supervisors for the parish of East
Sworito and subscribed before me, the
understned authority. this -ith day of
June, 11. (EO. F. BLACKBIRIN.
Clerk oCourt and ex-officlo Notary Public.
STA TE TAX SALES
The Stte of Louisiana, the Parish of
Eastarroll. and the Fifth District
Levc Boa:d vs. Delinquent Tax
By vifue of the authority vested in me
by the tnstitutlon and Lawsof the Stateof
LouisiO, I wil sell at the principal iront
door orthe Court House in which the
Civil Dtrict Court ofsaid patish is held,
withinbe legal hours for judicial sales,
beginag at 11 o'clock a. m., on
iRlurday, July 6, 1901,
and -ctiainlng on each succeeding day
untlsel sales are completed, all frmmora
ble Preerty on which taxes are now due
to the tate of Lotuislana. the Parish of
East Croll, and the FIifth Districet Levee
Board to enforce collection of taxes
assesst in the years 1898, 1899l and 1900, to
gethertith the interest thereon from the
31st dsiorDecember, 1897. at the rate of .
two pseent per month until pale ad all
'l'heames of said delinquent tax-payers,
the anunt due hy eacti on the assessment
of saicear, and the immovable property
aseacd to each to be ofiered for sale as
follo , to-wit:
L . WITKOWSKI. 80 acres; the
W \ f NW j of Sec 52, T 22 R 12,
TaxE1898............ ..... 6 00
T'ax1899 . .. ............ . . 6 00
T'ax1900 .............. 5 92
Omfd day of sale. I will sell such por
tionef said property as each debtor will
poinPut. and in case the debtor will not
poitut sufficient property, will at once
!andlathout further delay, sell the least
quxaty of said property o any debtor
whil any bidder w il buy for the amount
of tltaxes, Interest and cost due by tald
debt; the sale will be made without ap
praiment for cash in legol tender money
of tlUnited States, and the property sold
sliabe redeemable at any time for the
spa. of one year. by paying the price
givi with 20 per sent snd costs and pen.
Sbd' and Tax Collector East Carroll Par.
Sbdls office, ProVidence, La., June 1,
NOCE TO MORTGAGE CREDITORS
PARIBSH OE EAST CARROLL.
Brilt and Tax Collector's Office, Par
ish'East Carroll. Lake Providence La.,
on ofd , th notce is hereby ,given te
all rties holding mortgage upon real
esta inthe aroih of Fast Carroll on
whto taxes m the years 1T8. 189t9 and
l9fave not beesh paid, that 1 will begin
thele of same at the Court House door. .
on turday, the 6th day of July, I901, and
that number of piece ofproperty so de
lnRnt are now bein advertised in this
neJapber in 'conformlty with the law
preatory to such sales. The attention
of e mortgage creditors Is especially
nPy are ied to take such steps
prio the sale -as may be necesamry to
prot their rights.
J. W. ODUNN.
8b.hdnd- Ta'Colleator LUt Carroll Par.
Shli' office, Providence, La., June 1,
O SAL.-A new Eagle conden.
*er.Can be bought fpr lees than cost
aly to a. J. BURNEY,
Lake Providence, La.
I f 1u~s A . 3.'. OCURC.ag
*.'4uo]d)ay slbol r.
$ ta--Cla s c Maeetg. - :
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